Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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Oct 12, 2012

I Need Your Book Suggestions

I love to read. I'm not the quickest at it (not that I read whilst moving my lips and scanning each word with my finger, either), but I want to try something different than my normal stack of books.

So, what books do you recommend? Any titles that you have really...

Oct 12, 2012 Wordpress Plugin

I'm a Wordpress user, and have been for as many years as I've been developing (which is a lot, now that I think about, I feel old sometimes). However, I'm primarily a ColdFusion developer, and always want to share the CF love whenever possible.

I developed a simple Wordpress plugin...

Oct 5, 2012

Displaying Real Android Devices On Screen

I’ve had a few presentations recently where I have been demoing the awesomeness that is the PhoneGap Build service. I needed to demo and show the process of deploying and running a compiled application directly onto a device.

Oct 2, 2012

PhoneGap Build Github Post Commit Hooks

I gave a presentation at PhoneGap Day EU 2012 in Amsterdam in September titled "Automating PhoneGap Build". Essentially, the talk was about the cloud-based build service (now out of Beta, if you haven't yet heard) and how...

Jun 29, 2012

Work With Remote API JSON Data in ColdFusion 10 Queries

Yesterday I blogged about the language enhancements in ColdFusion 10 and the ColdFusion 9.0.2 update that allow you populate a new query during initialization.

This got me to...

Jun 29, 2012

Photoshop Content Aware Fill Is Voodoo - Awesome Voodoo

I will freely hold my hands up to admit that I'm not a designer. Most of my time is spent coding, but when I do have to work with images I typically use Adobe Fireworks, which rocks my world and does everything I need it to...

Jun 28, 2012

Initializing A New Query With Data in ColdFusion 10

It's time to take a look at another of the awesome language enhancements in ColdFusion 10.

In CF10, you can populate new user-defined query with data at the point of instantiation. This means that you don't have to perform a series of loops to add a row and set data into...

Jun 27, 2012

Understanding ColdFusion 10 Method Chaining

One of the many new enhancements to the ColdFusion 10 language has been the ability to chain methods in your ColdFusion components.

What's chaining?

If you're a jQuery user, chances are you've seen (and probably used) method chaining before. It's a simple (but powerful) way to group your method calls together to...

Jun 20, 2012

Access ColdFusion Exposed Services In PhoneGap Using XUI JavaScript Library Extension

I'm a big fan of the ColdFusion as a Service exposed service layer. I've written about it before, spoken about it at conferences and written about it for magazine articles and tutorials.

It's super-easy for AIR / Flex developers to invoke the services using a...

Jun 2, 2012

Adobe ColdFusion Developer Week 2012

ColdFusion Developer Week 2012 - 4th to 8th June

Following on from the recent launch of ColdFusion 10, Adobe are hosting the second ColdFusion Developer Week. This consists of a series of free, live webinars hosted by seasoned ColdFusion experts. The webinars cover a wide range of topics, ranging from what...