Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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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!

Merry Christmas from coldfumonkeh and

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,

Oct 12, 2009

Scotch on the Rocks European Tour 2009

It has been an exciting month so far for Flex, AIR and ColdFusion developers:

  • Adobe MAX in LA;
  • the release of ColdFusion 9;
  • news on AIR 2.0;
  • Flash 10.1 soon to be available on (most) mobiles;

and undoubtedly many many more things that I have been unable to keep up with (hey, I'm a...

Oct 5, 2009

ColdFusion 9 - available now

ColdFusion 9 is now available to download and purchase from the Adobe ColdFusion site.

The much anticipated release of the latest version of ColdFusion contains many new and exciting enhancements that further extend the functionality of the existing server-side application, and increase the interoperability between ColdFusion...

Sep 21, 2009

jQuery GallerificPlus V0.4 Release

I am pleased to announce the launch of the latest version of the jQuery plugin, gallerificPlus.

Following on from some fantastic comments and feedback from some users, I have added in the ability to set the image slideshow transitions to play as soon as the gallery is loaded.