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

  • Robust CFScript Suport For Tags In ColdFusion 11 Beta

    Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    It is a shame Adobe did not follow Railo's lead for the basic syntax (no cf in front of the script version of a tag).... read more »

  • Join Me At InVision - We're Looking For Another ColdFusion / JavaScript Developer

    Posted on Feb 23, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Congrats Ben, it is not every day that a CF backed product makes it to TechCrunch. Refreshing!... read more »

  • Creating Globally Accessible User Defined Functions In ColdFusion (Safer Version)

    Posted on Dec 8, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    All right, all right, point taken :-)... read more »

  • Creating Globally Accessible User Defined Functions In ColdFusion (Safer Version)

    Posted on Dec 8, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    I usually use the application scope for UDFs and load them onApplicationStart. The call is a bit longer (application.udf.getMessage() with my setup), but it seems to me a more logical choice than the url or request scope (UDFs are not request specific). Jean... read more »

  • Experimenting With Flat-File ColdFusion CFML Caching

    Posted on Dec 5, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Re: "The WDDX approach is a very interesting idea, though." Isn't that what Macromedia Spectra was all about? It seems to be that it quickly becomes a nightmare, because everything has to be processed by CF, instead of the database. Think about a mass database update (update table set field='string... read more »

  • Experimenting With Flat-File ColdFusion CFML Caching

    Posted on Dec 5, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Another approach is to delete the cache files when an update is made to their content, and have the application re-create them the next time the page is requested.... read more »

  • Experimenting With Flat-File ColdFusion CFML Caching

    Posted on Dec 5, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    We use disk caching a lot at UGAL, a CMS that powers a few hundreds websites now. Each response is created by assembling up to 12 processes, and each process can be cached on file. the cache file is CFINCLUDED when it exists, created if it does not. We experience response times of less than 50ms, so... read more »

  • OOPhoto - Unique Coupling Of A Controller To A View

    Posted on Aug 22, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Yes, I agree too. Maybe at the exception that the same model can me coupled to different views. For example: * If the validation worked, you want the "Confirmation message" view. * If the validation did not work, you want the "Error message" view. That is 2 views coupled to the same model. As well,... read more »

  • DreamWeaver CS3 Slows Me Down

    Posted on Feb 19, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    To the Adobe and Adobe-related people posting here: can you let us know what the plans for a CF IDE are? Any good news for the many of us who never use the design view and are looking for a solid and efficient IDE for CF/HTML/JS/CSS markup?... read more »

  • DreamWeaver CS3 Slows Me Down

    Posted on Feb 18, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    Yes, it is fully compatible with all of textmates Bundles, including the ColdFusion ones.... read more »

  • DreamWeaver CS3 Slows Me Down

    Posted on Feb 18, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Honestly people: try e-texteditor if you are on a PC, try Textmate if you are on a Mac, and say bye bye to bloated IDEs. They are great, lightweight alternatives to DW and Eclispe - all you want to do is edit a text file after all.... read more »

  • DreamWeaver CS3 Slows Me Down

    Posted on Feb 18, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    I tried many times to switch from HS+ to Dreamweaver, only because I need UTF-8 support. Well... Dreamweaver just does not work for me. It is trying to do too many things that I am not interested in. Same foe Eclipse, way too heavy for my needs. I have been using e-texteditor ( http://www.e-textedi... read more »

  • CSSRule.cfc Added To Projects

    Posted on Feb 5, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    CSS helps separating content from its presentation. Mix it with semantic markup and you have the perfect combination for the design of your website AND to make your content available to agents that do not care about the presentation layer: search engines and screen readers. Avoid inline CSS as much... read more »

  • CSSRule.cfc Added To Projects

    Posted on Feb 5, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Thanks for the blog, I found plenty of useful info here. Just a note: CSS is not "one of the best ways to...", it is the only way!... read more »