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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Kevin Marino

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Kevin Marino

  • Building Executable Scripts For The Mac OSX Command Line

    Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Yeah bash scripts are nice. Still learning myself. Great for things like automating export/imports for MongoDB and the like.... read more »

  • Creating ColdFusion Proxy Components With ColdFusion 9's GetFunctionCalledName()

    Posted on May 18, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    @Ben, @Graeme Building a simple proxy at the moment, and though don't fully understand all that is going on I have it working. so if I understand things correctly would return objectEquals(this, obj); replace the UUID check you do? @Ray I've only use onMissingMethod a couple of times. In thi... read more »

  • Understanding The Basic Authentication Request-Response Life Cycle

    Posted on Mar 15, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Great post. Haven't finished reading it, but like the explanation and test code walkthrough. This is what is missing from so many IIS posts on the net. Kevin... read more »

  • Back To The Fusion - Part X

    Posted on Feb 17, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Nice Poster. Hmm maybe make a 1920x1200 wallpaper of title and planet Kevin... read more »

  • Thoughts And Goals For 2011

    Posted on Jan 3, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    @Ben, makes those button moves have more intent. Yeah diet a big deal. The eating at night not a problem - recent studies show no effect on weight gain - though impact on breakfast is huge. When we are asleep our body does the most growing, so breaking the fast with a nice high protein and vitam... read more »

  • Thoughts And Goals For 2011

    Posted on Jan 3, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    @Ben, On the UX front would look at wiring heatmap analysis into it. That way you get coding, pretty colors, and a new blog post all in one :) Personally wanna give the heatmap stuff a go this year, want to validate some projects.... read more »

  • Thoughts And Goals For 2011

    Posted on Jan 3, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Awesome goals. can't wait to see the Ben in Tights video ;). PTs are expensive but what I found when I was training was a good PT will get you setup with some good regimes then you just go on your own and every couple of weeks meet with the PT to evaluate, update and move forward. Since you know a ... read more »

  • Changes In CFLocation / OnRequestEnd Behavior In ColdFusion 9's Application.cfc

    Posted on Nov 4, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    Hmm, interesting. Now I need to revisit what is allow in OnRequestEnd(). Could be used for certain types of authenticated apps or maybe frameworks, not sure. But cool find and nice to know... read more »

  • Using jQuery's SlideUp() and SlideDown() Methods With Bottom-Positioned Elements

    Posted on Sep 8, 2010 at 12:32 AM

    Ben happened across and thought would point out an article by Karl Swedberg http://www.learningjquery.com/2009/02/slide-elements-in-different-directions Discusses this as well as horizontal slides (lots of fun with math :D )... read more »

  • AJAX Requests Get And Set Cookies Like Any Other HTTP Request

    Posted on Aug 25, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Ben, Good post. Yeah a lot of use take this for granted and already know it, but when you are on a team which is new to AJAX these type of articles are great. Also could see your code being adapted to a nice testing feature (when firebug or the like not available), so double nice post :)... read more »

  • Sending And Receiving SMS Text Messages With Twilio And ColdFusion

    Posted on Jul 16, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    Thanks for the additional post. Aaron sent me his preso. Gonna give this a whirl over the weekend and see about integrating into a demo we are giving next week.... read more »

  • Using ColdFusion With Pusher - A Notification Service Powered By HTML5 WebSockets

    Posted on Jun 28, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Interesting, will have to look into this. Yeah the crypto seems excessive, but for an app I am working on that will have a push component, that security actually will be useful. I think too the notification service seems it might be meant to be small and compatible with iOS (based on what has been ... read more »

  • My Sleep Experiment And Schedule Shift

    Posted on Jun 9, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    @Darren, Your right it must be true. Though you need to watch those sleep coders who code in Tongues.... read more »

  • My Sleep Experiment And Schedule Shift

    Posted on Jun 9, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    @Ben Yeah me too, just as my wife! Yeah when I worked that gov't contract one project took me over a month because I kept having to do meetings, assist developers (that's what I get for architecting our framework choice and front-end tech).... read more »

  • My Sleep Experiment And Schedule Shift

    Posted on Jun 9, 2010 at 10:24 AM

    @Ben , uh we know you come back in your gym clothes ;P (pics are worth a 1000 words)... read more »

  • My Sleep Experiment And Schedule Shift

    Posted on Jun 9, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    @Martin, well I didn't say I always do the cat nap, hehe. When I was on a Gov't contract couldn't do it (won't say what the gov't employees did ;) ) Yeah getting out is a big deal too. The exercise helps to oxygenate and give you that high and vitamin D from Sunlight gives you the happys. Sleep is ... read more »

  • My Sleep Experiment And Schedule Shift

    Posted on Jun 9, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    yeah often you need some sort of white noise. I served in the Marines so learned to sleep standing ;) The key is to develop that 20 min-30min max nap. The reason is after 30 min you could go into deeper sleep and waking will be more like if you had slept normally so takes longer for brain to spin u... read more »

  • My Sleep Experiment And Schedule Shift

    Posted on Jun 9, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    Ben, sleep is important. Often developers don't realize that productivity drops off (kinda like being drunk and thinking your performing better). also if you are able to take a 20 minute catnap (power nap) between 2:30 - 4:30 you can see an improvement in alertness and brain function probably for t... read more »

  • Mastering The ColdFusion Application Framework

    Posted on Jun 3, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Tiobe I think has it wrong, but java is on the list so not all is lost. Just not sure where Coldfusion in of itself is a really a framework ( I like classic definitions of words and ideas, I'm talking explicit frameworks - get your mind out of the gutter Ben ). Coldfusion is akin to Dbase III (oh ... read more »

  • People-Centric Software Design - cf.Objective() 2010 Pecha Kucha BOF

    Posted on Apr 28, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    @Ben, That's good, proper caltrops are always appreciated.... read more »