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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CoolJJ

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By CoolJJ

  • A Moment That Touched Me - The Fountainhead

    Posted on Nov 3, 2009 at 9:19 AM

    "Ayn Rand is a joke within philosophy." Saying this is like saying the Bible is a joke within atheist circles. If you mean within philosophy to mean within academia, ie philosophy departments and their journals, then yes, and there is a good reason for that. Academia is full of liberals who abhor A... read more »

  • Building Single-Page Applications Using jQuery And ColdFusion With Ben Nadel (Video Presentation)

    Posted on Oct 10, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Whoa... this blew my mind! I just recently got into doing more client side javascript stuff with jQuery and this is awesome. I've been missing out on a lot of powerful techniques.... read more »

  • ColdFusion CreateTimeSpan() And CFLoop (via Ray Camden)

    Posted on Jun 18, 2009 at 11:17 PM

    Wow, some good timely info to know! I just finished working on an application that is looping over times of the day like this. I'll have to check my application to see if this error is possible when times are defined as "10:00 AM" and "11:00 AM" which is how I'm using the cfloop rather than "10 AM" ... read more »

  • Hal Helms On Object Oriented Programming - Day Four

    Posted on Oct 24, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Just some friendly stream of consciousness questions... What does valid mean? The correct data type (How is this supposed to work in a dynamically typed system)? The correct length? Max or min values? Some arbitrary business rule? If an object needs to always be in a valid state shouldn't an object ... read more »

  • Heading To An Object Oriented Programming Seminar

    Posted on Oct 20, 2008 at 8:41 AM

    This inspires me! I've been wanting to get in a classroom for some software development courses but so little time to actually go sit in a classroom though. Does anyone know of some good online courses in OOP, software development, etc., that they have actually used?... read more »

  • Project HUGE: WTF, Waist Line, And Money

    Posted on Sep 19, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Sheesh! I thought a $3.75 a day Starbucks habit was bad, which led me to quit. This let me save $26 bucks a week and a little over $100 bucks a month and over $1200 a year. Isn't it amazing how it adds up after a while!?!... read more »

  • A New Wrist Pain

    Posted on Aug 18, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Both my wife and I being musicians, have had similar problems, and were due to repetitive stress injury, poor technique, and bad practice habits. I never let it get bad enough to require a visit to a doctor, but a few things that helped me were: Straight wrists during typing, playing instruments, a... read more »

  • OOPhoto - Embrace Failure Or Optimize My Domain?

    Posted on Jul 31, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    This is such a small project really, why not go for the pure OO, then optimize. Doing both would yield maximum benefit.... read more »

  • The Business Of Making Love

    Posted on Jul 31, 2008 at 8:33 AM

    @David Droddy: That's a cool blog which I'm gonna add to my bookmarks. I noticed at the bottom of the page there is a blog post about relationships and talking to your spouse about money. Very cool.... read more »

  • The Business Of Making Love

    Posted on Jul 28, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    I came to a similar realization in my late 20's. I think I wanted each relationship to work so desperately that I ignored problems, or pretended they didn't exist, hoping they would go away, but eventually they all became big problems. After countless girlfriends I started to think long and hard abo... read more »

  • Chase Bank - Worst And Seemingly Most Insecure Telephone Interface Ever!

    Posted on Jul 22, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Instead of post it notes I use KeePass to track my websites that require authentication and security questions.... read more »

  • OOPhoto - Another Attempt At Learning Object Oriented Programming (OOP) In ColdFusion

    Posted on Jul 1, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    This will be a cool thing to see how you and others implement this in their own way. If I have time to play around I may do this in MachII. CoolJJ... read more »

  • Bigger, Stronger, Faster - The Side Effects Of Being American

    Posted on May 31, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Cool commentary, I'm checkin out this movie when it hits dvd. The bull reminded me of a whippet in the news last year with the same disorder. That's one sweet looking dog. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-467985/Meet-Incredible-Hulk-Hounds.html... read more »

  • Object Oriented Data Validation And Error Message Translation

    Posted on May 9, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    The video was great. Now the next thing to consider is what happens when you have a change in requirements. Another form somewhere else needs to validate the data in a different way. say for different user roles or permissions, some other business rule, or return a different error message. The OO wa... read more »

  • More On Data Validation - Translating Error Messages

    Posted on May 9, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    I see what you mean, I got lost too deep in the specific example. I've done both, and it depended on the situation. In some cases I just put validation in the model, ie smart bean with validate() function. But in other cases I have a special validation object for the special situation. I don't know ... read more »

  • More On Data Validation - Translating Error Messages

    Posted on May 9, 2008 at 9:37 AM

    Good post Ben. I struggled with the same question myself when I switched to programming in MVC OO with MachII. This is my thoughts on what I figured out. The point of any OO programming is to isolate the objects from each other so that changes don't break the application. In the example you mentione... read more »

  • Thoughts On Chained And Dependent Algorithm Steps

    Posted on Apr 10, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    I don't know man, it feels to me this is even more weird to chain or nest catch/try statements on each individual step. If I saw something like this where each subsequent step was in an if/then statement, I would have rewrote it by taking out the if statements and put the whole algorithm in a try/ca... read more »

  • Custom User Agents For ColdFusion Debugging

    Posted on Mar 7, 2008 at 9:05 AM

    hmmm... intesting tip. This could come in handy someday.... read more »

  • Hal Helms Teaches Me Some Object Oriented Programming

    Posted on Feb 4, 2008 at 10:42 PM

    Thanks Hal, I was a philosophy minor in college, so good suggestions!... read more »

  • Hal Helms Teaches Me Some Object Oriented Programming

    Posted on Feb 4, 2008 at 12:12 AM

    whoa! Ben and Hal, you just blew my mind. I need to go to rethink OO. Glad I saw this before I got too deep. So, Hal, do you have some recommended reading for learning OO? CoolJJ... read more »