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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Jean

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Jean

  • Invoking A Native JavaScript Constructor Using Call() Or Apply()

    Posted on Dec 1, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    Good timing as always. I just got through a chapter of "JS: the good parts" by Papa Crockford where he used apply() in the same way but didn't prefix it with useful info nor followed it with some great examples. The blind man now sees!... read more »

  • Win A Copy Of JavaScript Enlightenment By Cody Lindley

    Posted on Aug 25, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    It would be wicked cool to get a copy of this book. Codey is the man and this book has been on my wish list for so long it's retarded.... read more »

  • How To Unformat Your Code (Like A Pro)

    Posted on Nov 6, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    Now that's really funny because my favorite thing about your code is the formatting since it makes it that much easier to read!!!... read more »

  • ColdFusion and OOP - Match Made in Heaven, or Long Road to Hell?

    Posted on Jul 15, 2009 at 8:04 AM

    @ Marko Are you seriously comparing PHP to C# and C++ because they have "curly braces"? How do you suggest these languages relate beside that? Don't you think that PHP by nature is a lot closer to ColdFusion? I guess I must be confused by your definition of the "OO thing" because I love CF but CFCs ... read more »

  • ColdFusion Component Wrapper For POI To Read And Write Excel Files

    Posted on Feb 1, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    OK here is the entire script and I might have used some of Ben's code in there too. Basically I plug this in after retrieving some data from an SQL 2000 server (rs_report) and before passing the new query object to POIutility.cfc. I create a new query object for each excel sheet if we have more than... read more »

  • ColdFusion Component Wrapper For POI To Read And Write Excel Files

    Posted on Feb 1, 2008 at 9:38 AM

    Here is the cfscript is wrote to extract column types out of another query object //Extract Columns MetaData out of rs_report LOCAL = StructNew(); LOCAL.MetaData = GetMetaData(rs_report); ColumnTypeString = ""; //Loop over reportHeader and find match in rs_reportMetadata before assigning to C... read more »

  • ColdFusion Component Wrapper For POI To Read And Write Excel Files

    Posted on Feb 1, 2008 at 8:39 AM

    Simon, Are all your query column types defined? If you are creating a query from scratch or doing a query of query you want to make sure to define them when you create the new object or POI utility will give you an error. Cheers, Jean... read more »

  • ColdFusion Component Wrapper For POI To Read And Write Excel Files

    Posted on May 25, 2007 at 11:55 AM

    David, I know your solution fixes your problem but mine might benefit people who want to give their POIUtility more flexibility. Your solution works great if you know the type of data coming in and you are aware of the issue. The code above lets you use POIUtility with different queries and lets peo... read more »

  • ColdFusion Component Wrapper For POI To Read And Write Excel Files

    Posted on May 25, 2007 at 10:50 AM

    The problem comes from queries of queries and the type of metadata passed along with your Column Headers(POIUtility won't deal with char or NChar or int, they have to be comverted to varchar and integer). This might vary from databases but here we still use SQL Server 2000. I had to add this cfscrip... read more »

  • ColdFusion Component Wrapper For POI To Read And Write Excel Files

    Posted on Apr 24, 2007 at 11:07 AM

    Ben, It's really weird. When I call WriteSingleExcel it works but when I call Write Excel it won't... And my Server.ColdFusion.ProductVersion = 7,0,2,142559 Do you want me to email you my code?... read more »

  • ColdFusion Component Wrapper For POI To Read And Write Excel Files

    Posted on Apr 24, 2007 at 10:49 AM

    Ben, When I sue your writeExcel method I get the following error: Element TYPENAME is undefined in a CFML structure referenced as part of an expression. which occurs here: 1542 : // Map the column name to the data type. 1543 : LOCAL.DataMap[ LOCAL.MetaData[ LOCAL.MetaIndex ].Name ] = LOCAL.Met... read more »