Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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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...

May 28, 2012

Convert LESS CSS files in ColdFusion Builder

At cf.Objective 2012, Nathan Strutz (@nathanstrutz) gave a great presentation entitled "LESS CSS, meet ColdFusion" in which he introduced the concept of creating dynamic stylesheets using the LESS syntax and an overview of...

Feb 17, 2012

ColdFusion Zeus Public Beta Is Out Now

Today is a good day. The ColdFusion product team have been planning, mapping out and working on the next version of ColdFusion (code named Zeus) for months, and today the public beta for CF 10 and the public beta for ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 have both been released.

Grab your copies now...

Feb 10, 2012

Moving On

It was after much deliberation that I came to the following decision last night. I will be leaving the powerhouse that is Fuzzy Orange to head to pastures new and to experience alternative development roles and technologies.

I have accepted a really exciting position working with...

Jan 30, 2012

Shortened CFML URLs via AlfredApp

Since moving to using a Mac as my primary development machine I've been using the awesome Alfred App to help streamline my tasks, productivity and workflow thanks to the keyboard shortcuts. I find myself using these shortcuts constantly to open files, applications, find files, perform system...

Jan 17, 2012

Official ColdFusion Blog

Adobe have updated the official ColdFusion blog, which you can now find at

Bookmark the page, subscribe to the RSS feed, and stay tuned for up-to-date news from the ColdFusion team.