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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TJ Downes

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By TJ Downes

  • ColdFusion vs. XYZ - It Finally Got Physical

    Posted on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Come on, get real people. Ben Nadel would never get punched in the face. He has an invisible cfshield, incredible cfspeed and wears a bitchin' cape with big blue CF letters stiched on it. .NET developers shrivel before him like Superman does with Kryptonite.... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: The Virtual File System (RAM Disk)

    Posted on Jul 17, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    One point I did forget to reiterate. Ben mentioned that "Just as all ColdFusion applications can access the C:\ drive of the machine, all ColdFusion applications can access the ram:// drive." With the filesystem you can mitigate security risks with systems permissions (running multiple CF instanc... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: The Virtual File System (RAM Disk)

    Posted on Jul 17, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Agreed Dan, and people should also be aware that's going to require a 64bit OS and 64bit CFML server as well. At this point everything we run is W2k8 x64 Server with x64 IIS7 and x64 CF. We are starting testing on a completely open source stack as well, but don't have full results yet.... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: The Virtual File System (RAM Disk)

    Posted on Jul 17, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Hi Dan, thanks for the advice. It has been a consideration in all the designs where we use the VFS. We are talking about PDFs with an average size of 100k and servers with 16GB of RAM dedicated as CFML servers... and the loads are not huge. If we were discussing extremely high volume servers wit... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: The Virtual File System (RAM Disk)

    Posted on Jul 17, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    @Ben I generate a lot of PDFs for a couple of systems. The PDFs do not need to be saved to the file system, rather they are generated and delivered to the user and then removed from the file system. This of course, previously generated a lot of I/O on the disk. By moving this to VFS the disk I/O is... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: The Virtual File System (RAM Disk)

    Posted on Jul 17, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    This is my favorite feature of CF9! Also, Railo has the VFS, so code using this functionality is portable. I have a lot of use for this functionality in existing apps and am sure I will find new uses for it in the future. Thanks for showing it off Ben!... read more »

  • Ben Forta At The NYCFUG: ColdFusion Centaur, Bolt, And Flash Tour

    Posted on Jun 11, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    *wipes a tear from his eye* our ColdFusion is growing up... read more »

  • Is It Time For "Practical" Object Oriented Programming (OOP)?

    Posted on Apr 1, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Sean, to answer your question: I am an OOP novice, but what I can tell you is that after 11 years of doing ColdFusion and 4 years attempting to get a real grasp on OOP using CF I still struggled. After 1.5 years of doing ActionScript development and a few months of Java, I started to really grasp m... read more »

  • Is It Time For "Practical" Object Oriented Programming (OOP)?

    Posted on Mar 30, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    Ben, I feel your pains here. I've been doing CF development since CF 2.0. I struggled with OOP concepts for a very long time. It wasn't until I started working with OO languages, primarily AS3 and now Java, that I started really getting some of the concepts that I was being taught. I am still learni... read more »

  • ColdFusion Session Management And Asynchronous Page Requests

    Posted on Mar 20, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    My understanding, according to the Adobe docs, is that all of the built-in methods for the application.cfc do not require locking. Maybe the docs need to be more clear on this, as there still seems to be confusion on this. I agree with Ray though, this appears to be a bug.... read more »

  • Apple iPhone 3G Has Been Extremely Frustrating

    Posted on Aug 27, 2008 at 10:42 AM

    Ben, I recommend the Motorola Q. Sure, it's not as sexy as the iPhone, but it does what it should: It just works.... read more »

  • Images Can Have CSS Padding - Crazy! (Saucy)

    Posted on Oct 1, 2007 at 12:47 PM

    Bulletproof Web Design is an excellent book, just got a copy myself.... read more »

  • ColdFusion 8 Release Date Contest!!!

    Posted on May 17, 2007 at 10:49 AM

    8/8/2007, its pretty obvious. Shame this was so easy to win... read more »

  • How Do I Offend You, Please Let Me Know

    Posted on Mar 13, 2007 at 4:08 PM

    I tend to agree with Scott. Let you be you. If the content on your site is offensive or NSFW and that is a risk to some or bothers some, then maybe put a disclaimer that has to be accepted before viewing content.. it's nice to give someone the option of not having to view content they may find offe... read more »