Ben Nadel
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I am the chief technical officer at InVision App, Inc - a prototyping and collaboration platform for designers, built by designers. I also rock out in JavaScript and ColdFusion 24x7.
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Ben Nadel at the New York ColdFusion User Group (Apr. 2008) with: Clark Valberg and Peter Bell and Rob Gonda

Send Hayden Panettiere eCards Using Kinky eCards ColdFusion eCard Application

By Ben Nadel on
Tags: ColdFusion

Ever since I created the ColdFusion eCards section of my site, I have gotten periodical requests for the code. It's hard for me to give away portions of my site since the architecture is a bit scattered and highly coupled. However, over the last few days, I have created a very small, extremely light weight ColdFusion eCard application called Kinky eCards. Kinky eCards does not require a database; it stores the eCard data within encrypted XML documents and it gets the image data out of an XML configuration file. The whole application consists of about 15 or 20 total files (not include the generated eCard data files). It can work quite nicely as a stand-alone ecard application or to be integrated into another, existing system.

If you are interested in seeing it in action, I have build a demo site:

Send Hayden Panettiere eCards Using Kinky eCards


 
 
 

 
Hayden Panettiere eCard Demo Application Screen Shot  
 
 
 

If you want to download it, the code is freely available on my Kinky eCards project page. Because I assume that people will take my code and integrate it with existing applications, I don't spend too much time thinking about the architecture. Kinky eCards uses a standard front-controller methodology where all requests are piped through the index.cfm file. It has security in place to make sure that no other files can be executed.

Hope that helps some of the people who had inquired.




Reader Comments

Just an FYI Ben in the picture with the comment "Hayden Panettiere thrusting up on a huge trophy" The trophy is the Stanley Cup.

:)

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I wonder is she is 18 in ALL of those pictures. You could have at least picked a young 20-something so I don't fee like a dirty old man.

:)

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Hi Ben, excellent work! your and Ray's sites are both a treasure of inspiration and great places to advance my programming. Thanksa bunch guys!

*bump to the "smiley-per-post"* ROFL!

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