Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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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

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...

Jan 27, 2010

ColdFusion Builder Server Management

This is a post I've had stored in my blog drafts since ColdFusion Builder was first released in Beta. I apologise, I should have had it posted by now.

ColdFusion developers the world over have been asking Adobe for a ColdFusion specific IDE for...

Jan 19, 2010

Adobe Community Professional

I am incredibly excited and very happy to announce that I have been awarded the honour of becoming an Adobe Community Professional in ColdFusion.

Formerly known and recognised as an A.C.E (Adobe Community Expert), the name has been changed to A.C.P to ensure that the Adobe Certified Experts and Adobe Community...

Jan 15, 2010

80sFriday Demystified

What is 80sFriday?

This is a post for all people that may have heard of 80sFriday but may not know what it is.

The 80sFriday idea was originally concieved by my good friend James Allen, a fellow ColdFusion professional. During a conversation one Friday sometime last year (possibly...