Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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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: http://monkeh.me/egd24

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

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

cfml.us 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 it..man, 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...