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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Fernando Lopez

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Fernando Lopez

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

    Posted on Oct 9, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    I saw the video just now. what's with the third eye? Great to see you there though. Fernando.... read more »

  • I Will Never Be Tired Again

    Posted on Jul 14, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    I saw this after finding a different post on your site. almost two years after you posted I have to say that the whole thing just spoke to me. I'm always too tired to take on new things or to make things happen around my life. I'm getting the book Today! I will read it and hopefully find the light a... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Hiding Customer-Specific Image Paths

    Posted on Nov 17, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    This is an interesting post, Ben how would your solution measure in terms of speed/caching? If I request this /images/image01.jpg it will load fully the first time but the second time it may go directly to local cache depending on browser settings, improving performance. Wouldn't this /images/?i... read more »

  • Text Nodes Do Not Always Exist In A ColdFusion XML Document

    Posted on May 22, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    Thanks Ben. I'm refactoring an application and the Table of Contents is coming from an XML file. I've seen the code and I'm dreading to start working on it. It's good to know this before hand so I don't pull my hair out when working on the project. çB^]\..... read more »

  • cf.Objective() 2008: Walking Among Giants

    Posted on May 6, 2008 at 1:22 AM

    Ben, your description of the conference is right on the spot. I feel exactly the same way. I enjoyed the conference so much, it gave that extra kick to get out from that stagnating feeling after doing things the same way for a long time. I have learned so much in these three days that is scary. I h... read more »

  • Exercise List: Designing The Database Schema

    Posted on Oct 22, 2007 at 2:48 PM

    Lately I'm using the DBDesigner tool from FabForce.net. There's an option when reverse engineering a Database that allows you to build References and Foreign Keys based on the name of your columns. I find this to be a very important feature because it allows me or any other developer to have a gra... read more »

  • Exercise List: Designing The Database Schema

    Posted on Oct 22, 2007 at 9:30 AM

    I'm on the 'use the name of the table on the primary key' camp. It just makes much more sense to me if I'm dealing with a table Categories to have the primary key called CategoryId , down at the Products table I'll have my ProductId and a foreign key called >CategoryId . Makes it reall... read more »

  • VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Dead On The Money!

    Posted on Jun 1, 2007 at 1:36 PM

    :) You use one of this little machines of course..... http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0 ,,30000-1264358,00.html I feel your pain, toooo many things to do and just 24 hours in a day.... read more »

  • GreaseMonkey: Helping To Make ColdFusion Developer's Journal NOT Suck

    Posted on Mar 15, 2007 at 9:14 AM

    then there's Platypus http://platypus.mozdev.org/ a nice little extension that along with Greasemonkey can make your life easier and everything in a couple of clicks. It's basically a graphical way of creating GM scripts for specific websites. I live near DC so having to read washingtonpost ... read more »