Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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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.

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...