Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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Mar 10, 2010

Rhea: ColdFusion Rackspace Cloud API CFC

Another day, another open-source ColdFusion API released to the community :)

Fuzzy Orange are pleased to announce the release of our first open-source project.

Codenamed Rhea, after the Greek mythologicial figure and mother of Gods and Godesses, the project has been a labour of love...

Mar 10, 2010

Bit.ly URL Shortening Service ColdFusion API

Shrink it, expand it, explore it, understand it... there are a few things you can do with a URL if you use the bit.ly URL service.

To make things a little easier for ColdFusion developers and URL-shrinking fans alike, I've built a ColdFusion CFC wrapper...

Mar 8, 2010

TwitPic API ColdFusion Wrapper

Having developed the monkehTweets Twitter ColdFusion Wrapper, I wanted to carry on working with the Twitter 'market' and decided to build a quick little CFC wrapper to interact with the TwitPic API....

Feb 21, 2010

SOTR 2010 Wordpress Plugin

The badgers are on the march again, and the 2010 Scotch on the Rocks conference will be with us very soon.

To celebrate and to promote the event, I have developed a Wordpress widget plugin for any WP blog users out there.

The plugin allows the user to select which SOTR10 badge...

Feb 20, 2010

ColdFusion Meets Daft Punk

I was listening to some tunes the other night whilst working (nothing too out of the ordinary there) and one song has been playing in my head for a while - Daft Punk's "Harder Better Faster Stronger".

An awesome tune, I think...

Feb 20, 2010

ColdFusion 9 Cumulative Hot Fix 1

Adobe have released a Cumulative Hot Fix for ColdFusion 9, and it is recommended to all users that the hot fix is applied if they have experienced any of the following issues:

  • Fix for the NullPointerException error thrown when deploying a car file from Coldfusion 7 containing datasources to Coldfusion 9
  • Fix...

Feb 19, 2010

Spotify API ColdFusion Wrapper

Having a little more fun this evening, I decided to knock up a quick little CFC wrapper to interact with the Spotify MetaData API. The full open source code can be downloaded from http://spotifyapi.riaforge.org/.

Spotify MetaData API

The MetaData API allows users to explore

Feb 11, 2010

Creating logos and images in ColdFusion

I know I'm on a bit of a cfImage trip at the moment, but I had some fun last night playing around with some simple code to create images using ColdFusion's built-in image functions.

This started off as I was enjoying a cup of...

Feb 10, 2010

Image Cropping with ColdFusion & jQuery

ColdFusion 8 was an amazing release. The addition of the many image-related functions and cfImage tags certainly enhanced an already fantastic server-side language. They are fun to use, fun to write, and incredibly simple.

I wanted to have a quick play around with some front-end code to create a user-interface to...

Feb 8, 2010

monkehTweets ColdFusion Twitter CFC

Ive been having a lot of fun over the weekend developing my own ColdFusion CFC wrappers to interact with the Twitter API (Application Programming Interface) - yes, I'm a geek.

Introducing monkehTweets

monkehTweets is the (rather catchy, I think you'll agree) name of the CFC wrapper I have developed.

I must admit, I...