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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Steven Erat

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Steven Erat

  • A Better Understanding Of MVC (Model-View-Controller) Thanks To Steven Neiland

    Posted on May 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    This is great discussion. Thank you Ben and Steven for elaborating. I'm with Andy. I can fully get my head around the theory of MVC and Service layers, but a careful examination of an actual (framework-agnostic) implementation of MVC in ColdFusion would be a great help to get me over the hump t... read more »

  • ColdFusion 10 Beta, Apache Tomcat, And Symbolic Links On Mac OSX

    Posted on Feb 20, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    On former JRun based installations of ColdFusion (on any OS) I frequently took adavantage of JRun Virtual Directories by adding new virtual contexts to the WEB-INF's jrun-web.xml. Tomcat does not have an equivalent. Now I have to use symbolic links to replace my use of JRun Virtual Dirs. Of cours... read more »

  • GetHTTPRequestData() Breaks The SOAP Request / Response Cycle In ColdFusion

    Posted on Oct 20, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Ok, we resolve this problem. Our RESTful web service and the rest of the webtop is available over port 443 on HTTPS. The client was posting to the web service over HTTP instead. When IIS redirected the client POST from http to https, the XML payload was being stripped off, thus causing the XMLPar... read more »

  • GetHTTPRequestData() Breaks The SOAP Request / Response Cycle In ColdFusion

    Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 9:23 PM

    I'm thinking that the real client that invoked our webservice may have tried to invoke it with SOAP instead of a RESTful POST. I've not found any useful cross references for that error and REST, except for Ben's other blog on intercepting SOAP to convert to REST.... read more »

  • GetHTTPRequestData() Breaks The SOAP Request / Response Cycle In ColdFusion

    Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    I'm investigating a report of this error for a RESTful Webservice. Our webservice uses GetHTTPRequestData().content to suck out HTTP body which is expected to only contain the XML data as a POST request. My own client that invokes this webservice operates correctly, simply posting the XML as a str... read more »

  • Clearing The Session Scope Does Not End Your ColdFusion Session

    Posted on Feb 11, 2010 at 9:39 PM

    Great exploration of this topic. Thank you. The comments are well worth the reading also.... read more »

  • Project HUGE: Deadlifts At 385lbs And Natural Hamstring Raises

    Posted on Jan 29, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    It's inspiring to see you have the will power to manage your schedule to maintain a fitness regimen. Before I worked in IT, I used to be into fitness to almost the same degree. One of my favorite exercises was the leg press where you sit on an inverted incline. It felt great to do sets of 400 plu... read more »

  • Adobe Officially Releases ColdFusion 9 - The Newest, Most Powerful ColdFusion Server (Saucy)

    Posted on Oct 5, 2009 at 11:23 AM

    The poster may have been a better fit for ColdFusion 8. Think about it. ;)... read more »

  • My First ColdFusion Web Service

    Posted on Aug 17, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    >> "Maybe save the wsdl, change the datatype and havemy client call the wsdl directly instead of the CFC?" The wsdl does not implement the webservice, it only describes it. Changing the datatype in the wsdl will only break the webservice if the implementation (the CFC) does not operate as de... read more »

  • My First ColdFusion Web Service

    Posted on Aug 17, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    ColdFusion uses Apache Axis under the hood to implement WebService functionality. Complex types are frequently a topic of discussion in the ColdFusion community. Tom Jordahl is the architect behind the Webservice implementation in CF, and he's on the Webservice W3C committee. He has many article... read more »

  • My First ColdFusion Web Service

    Posted on Aug 17, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    Whenever you manually request a CFC manually through a browser (which translates an HTTP GET Request with no parameters), regardless if access is remote, public, or private, the request will redirect to the CFCExplorer to provide "self-documentation" on the CFC properties and functions. When you in... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Accessing Cached CFCs With AJAX via Remote Proxies

    Posted on Apr 15, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Ben, this is a brilliant dissertation. I read it carefully and am running your example. I've learned not only about the technique of using a cfc remote proxy but also about better software design in your approach. Thanks so much!... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Spoofing Referrer With ColdFusion 8 CFImage Tag

    Posted on Aug 28, 2007 at 11:53 AM

    In the above code example, the CFHTTP tag has the following attribute/value pair: useragent="#CGI.script_name#" I think you meant this to be useragent="#CGI.http_user_agent#" rather than referer.... read more »

  • Passing Referer AS ColdFusion CFHttp CGI Value vs HEADER Value?

    Posted on Aug 28, 2007 at 11:48 AM

    Header values are the meta data that goes into the HTTP request (and return with the response). The receiving webserver turns header values into CGI variables, and CGI variables are available during request processing. I think of it like: HEADER > Webserver > CGI > ColdFusion... read more »

  • My First ColdFusion Web Service

    Posted on Dec 14, 2006 at 10:24 PM

    Looks like you had a lot of fun with this! Since this article is catch all for a variety of webservice issues, here's a recent cftalk thread with suggestion for how to deal with webservers returning the WSDL in compressed format: http://www.houseoffusion.com/groups/CF-Talk/thread.cfm/threadid:49... read more »

  • National Do Not Call Registry

    Posted on Nov 10, 2006 at 2:07 PM

    When viewing www.donotcall.gov my browser popped up a warning for: "Could not verify this certificate because the issuer is unknown." I chose to examine the certificate details and found the "Issued to" address does not match the domain name for the site, which made me wary: Issued To: g6589dcs.... read more »