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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Dave Ross

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Dave Ross

  • Creating Semi-Secure File Downloads Without Using CFContent

    Posted on May 29, 2008 at 8:20 AM

    I looked for a while and didn't find anything. I'd really like to roll an ISAPI filter for this - it wouldn't be that hard but I'd be concerned about streaming the file properly with my (poor) C++ coding abilities.... read more »

  • Creating Semi-Secure File Downloads Without Using CFContent

    Posted on May 14, 2008 at 11:13 PM

    I just read up on the Rails feature - and it's actually not Rails but Apache and Lighttpd that look in the response for a special header - very slick. http://john.guen.in/past/2007/4/17/send_files_faster_with_xsendfile/ This should work w/ CF on Apache too... quick someone try!... read more »

  • Creating Semi-Secure File Downloads Without Using CFContent

    Posted on May 14, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    A thread is a thread - there will always be one per ongoing download. The problem is that with CF it's tough to differentiate between threads and prioritize them effectively. So, another option is to run CF enterprise, and have a second "content hosting" instance which has a high number of request ... read more »

  • Creating Semi-Secure File Downloads Without Using CFContent

    Posted on May 14, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    for Apache I would assume you'd write a filter ( http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/filter.html )... read more »

  • Creating Semi-Secure File Downloads Without Using CFContent

    Posted on May 14, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    @Todd - you would use a virtual directory within the webserver that has the filter applied to it. 1) Make a virtual directory that maps to where you keep your files 2) Apply the ISAPI filter to that virtual directory The filter would redirect someone to whatever your login page is (or just return ... read more »

  • Creating Semi-Secure File Downloads Without Using CFContent

    Posted on May 14, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    The other option is to integrate the web tier with your application's security. It can be a pain, but I've written an ISAPI filter that, before sending a file, delegates a security check back to the CF app via. a separate http request (you could also communicate via. db or just about any other mecha... read more »

  • Reading A Microsoft Excel File In ColdFusion Using JExcel API

    Posted on Dec 5, 2006 at 11:57 AM

    Ben, I posted some guides to using HSSF in CF a few years ago: http://www.d-ross.org/index.cfm?objectid=9C65ECEC-508B-E116-6F8A9F878188D7CA As for Java class naming - keep in mind that Java has an import statement - which prevents you from having to repeatedly type full package names. We don't ... read more »