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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Matt Voorman

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Matt Voorman

  • Thoughts On Storing Duplicate / Calculated Data In The Database

    Posted on Mar 30, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    I frequently store the total or other similar data when dealing with information that is spread across multiple tables (ie, Order with multiple OrderItem). Two reasons: a) I like to think its faster. Most of my databases don't take up that much space, relative to system ram. b) I make mistakes an... read more »

  • Print CSS vs. Printer Friendly Format

    Posted on Dec 28, 2007 at 9:09 PM

    I use PDF generation in CF8 for all my 'print' versions.... read more »

  • Novedex XT Testosterone Booster And Anti-Aromatase

    Posted on Dec 27, 2007 at 1:50 AM

    Yeah - it sounds like something that would work well, assuming the ratio is basically increased testosterone with normal estrogen. It's probably not a bad idea to get your HDL levels checked though - You wanna get 'em as high as possible, especially if you have any family history of heart problems ... read more »

  • Novedex XT Testosterone Booster And Anti-Aromatase

    Posted on Dec 24, 2007 at 5:47 PM

    Interesting stuff. I'd be interested to know exactly how much of an effect it has on circulating hormone levels. From my medical education (I'm a med student, and just passed my endocrine/hormones examination), I'd like something that (if I wanted to bulk up): a) Raise testosterone. b) Keep estro... read more »

  • Getting @@RowCount After SQL INSERT INTO Statement

    Posted on Nov 28, 2007 at 9:49 PM

    I use: SELECT IDENT_CURRENT('TableName') as NewID... read more »

  • How Many HTML Elements Can You Name in 5 Minutes?

    Posted on Nov 20, 2007 at 7:41 PM

    Strange - I remembered almost all the hard/obscure ones, but forgot: br and everything related to tables: table, tr, td, thead, th....... read more »

  • CFUNITED 08 - Early Bird Special

    Posted on Nov 2, 2007 at 7:21 PM

    If only it were free, and located in Los Angeles...... read more »

  • Exercise List: Designing The Database Schema

    Posted on Oct 22, 2007 at 1:24 PM

    I use TableName_ID for the primary key, and ForeignTableName_ID for all my foreign keys. I do this because I like the looks of: ... WHERE Widget.Container_ID = Container.Container_ID It may be longer to type, but I've found that when looking back over code that I wrote a while ago, I can figure o... read more »

  • Project HUGE: A Bad Week In Eating

    Posted on Sep 23, 2007 at 11:43 PM

    As a Cold Fusion developer AND Med Student, here is my advice: To burn fat, you need to be in a situation where your body is not starved, but where your energy needs require the liver to metabolize fat. (If your body feels starved, it will compensate by attempting to burn fewer calories, and save ... read more »

  • Using Variables And Named Templates In XSLT And ColdFusion's XmlTransform()

    Posted on Sep 19, 2007 at 1:55 PM

    Hey Ben, I was looking over your code and I saw you used some funny business to put your doctype in, here is how I do it: <xsl:output omit-xml-declaration="yes" method="xml" version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" doctype-public="-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" doctype-system=" http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DT... read more »

  • Maybe Building The View Last IS The Best Way To Go

    Posted on Jul 25, 2007 at 5:08 PM

    That is a good point, although since I work alone, it isn't that critical to me. Also, in my case, I design things incrementally, and I want each stage to be readable. This would make it possible to hire a graphics guy that only did css. First I work with ColdFusion until I have an xml file that ... read more »

  • Maybe Building The View Last IS The Best Way To Go

    Posted on Jul 25, 2007 at 3:40 PM

    I've never been able to use ModelGlue or fusebox, mostly because I'm stuborn and I like to do things my way (even if their way is almost completely the same, sometimes it just the little things I can't stand) With CF8, I've finally made a nice "framework" of my own. You probably wont like it, sinc... read more »