Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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Jan 10, 2013

Speaking at cf.Objective() 2013

I'm happy to say that I'll be speaking at cf.Objective() 2013 this year on two sessions.

This will be my second year speaking at (and attending) cf.Objective(). Last year was amazing, and the only conference I've attended where I wished I was in five rooms at once....

Dec 21, 2012

Formatting Twitter Dates in ColdFusion

A few days ago Adam Tuttle posted a question regarding the formatting of dates returned from the Twitter API. Putting it bluntly, Twitter has screwed around with the date / time string, making it rather difficult to parse using conventional methods. During some research, other languages are also suffering from...

Dec 3, 2012

xui.js for PhoneGap Cookbook Recipes

I recently received a query from someone working their way through the PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook recipes, and this query was an issue relating to the included xui.js JavaScript files in the project code.

There is a possibility that the...

Nov 15, 2012

I'm speaking at Future of Web Design Prague 2012

I’m really excited to say that I will be speaking at the Future of Web Design Prague 2012 conference in on 29th November 2012.

This is the first time the FOWD event has been to Prague, and even better it is being run at...

Nov 2, 2012

Create the Web Hertfordshire, with Terry Ryan

I'm pleased to announce that the Hertfordshire Adobe User Group, in conjunction with the University of Hertfordshire, are hosting a stage of the Adobe Create the Web tour next Wednesday, 7th November, 2012 at one of the University campus locations in Hatfield,...

Oct 30, 2012

monkehTweets update - now supports Twitter API v1.1

Last week I committed quite a substantial update to the monkehTweets library on Github (also available via

For those who don't know, Twitter have been working to update their API in the first big update since it's launch, and v1.1 is...

Oct 26, 2012

PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook

I'm incredibly excited and pleased to announce that my second book "PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook" was published yesterday and is now available to purchase in print and digital versions.

Matt Gifford Phonegap Mobile Application Development Cookbook


Oct 22, 2012

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Oct 22, 2012

Canonicalize Method in ColdFusion 8 and ColdFusion 9

Earlier this morning, Mingo Hagen asked a question on Twitter about using the canonicalize function available natively in ColdFusion 10 on a ColdFusion 9 server.

ColdFusion 10 contains a few new security methods (encodeForHTML, encodeForURL...

Oct 15, 2012

CFCamp 2012 Security Slide Deck

Today I gave my session on ESAPI and security in ColdFusion at CFCamp in Munich.

You can download the slide deck from here in PDF format:

Thank you to all attendees for coming, and thanks to the CFCamp organisers for a great EU ColdFusion conference.