Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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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...

Jan 14, 2010

Web Designer Magazine / AIR 2 Tutorial

With the welcome release of Adobe AIR 2 in beta, revised APIs and additional classes and features provide end users with an enhanced experience, whilst still giving developers a simple but extremely powerful way to develop feature-rich desktop applications.

Web Designer Magazine Issue 166...
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Dec 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from coldfumonkeh and mattgifford.co.uk!

Merry Christmas from coldfumonkeh and mattgifford.co.uk

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy holiday.

Dec 21, 2009

ColdFusion Builder Beta 3 Upgrade Issues

This morning I upgraded my installation of ColdFusion Builder to use the new Beta 3 release.

Eclipse is my main development IDE. It's streamlined the way I work, and having the ability to switch between SVN management, Flex/AIR development, ColdFusion development and much more within the same IDE window is superb....

Dec 17, 2009

ColdFusion Builder Beta 3

This morning (17th December 2009) ColdFusion Builder Beta 3 was released on Adobe Labs.

New features in the updated Beta include:

  • Upgraded Standalone configuration - The Standalone configuration of ColdFusion Builder is upgraded to a later version of Eclipse - Eclipse™ 3.5.1
  • Code Assist for ColdFusion ORM...

Dec 3, 2009

Local SQL Server 2008 ColdFusion Datasource

This morning I finished installing SQL Server 2008 on my local machine for development.

Having set up the database, I hit a small issue when trying to add the database as a datasource within the ColdFusion administrator, receiving the following error:

Connection verification failed for data source: romixrDB
java.sql.SQLNonTransientConnectionException: [Macromedia][SQLServer JDBC Driver]Error...

Nov 1, 2009

ColdFusion as a Service (part 1)

In the first of a series of small tutorials, we will discover the new features available in ColdFusion 9 that expose the service layer for use with external languages and applications.

Andy Allan from Fuzzy Orange and I co-authored a tutorial in November's issue of .net magazine...

Oct 13, 2009

.net magazine ColdFusion / AIR tutorial

In line with the release of ColdFusion 9, I am pleased to announce that Fuzzy Orange's very own Andy Allan and I have written a tutorial on ColdFusion as a Service for the  UK's largest Web Design/Development magazine,