Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
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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Michael Culley

Member since Jul 4, 2012

Recent Blog Comments By Michael Culley

  • Why NULL Values Should Not Be Used in a Database Unless Required

    Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 4:32 AM

    Reading this thread further I would have to say that Ben is way off the mark on his comments about using 0 instead of null for foreign key fields. There isn't too much in computers that you can say is absolutely wrong but this is about as close as it gets. Ben you really need to study up on database... read more »

  • Why NULL Values Should Not Be Used in a Database Unless Required

    Posted on Jul 4, 2012 at 3:50 AM

    I would just add that database design decisions should generally not be made based on features of the language you are currently using. The fact that cold fusion converts null to empty string is irrelevant imo. I don't think making queries easier to write is necessarily relevant either. The design o... read more »