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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Gary Gilbert

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Gary Gilbert

  • The jQuery Template Markup Language (JTML) Project

    Posted on Apr 28, 2010 at 4:32 AM

    Pretty cool concept Ben.... read more »

  • Faking Prototypal Inheritance In ColdFusion Components

    Posted on Mar 23, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    The whole time I was reading your post i was thinking to myself, why not injet the method at instantiation why got to all this trouble in the first place. Then i got to your last paragraph and I was like, ahh ok I get it. Experimentation and having the thought "can it be done" leads often to enligh... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: Trying To Understand ORM Event Handling

    Posted on Aug 24, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Just like db-triggers, oh I've done that before :) thats a mistake you typically only make once!... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: Trying To Understand ORM Event Handling

    Posted on Aug 24, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    @Rick, damn that is a good question! a few things come to mind. 1) laziness 2) developer not being comfortable with triggers (eg. NOT a real man) 3) wanting to keep the code as database agnostic as possible (multiple db installs), which relates to 1.... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: Trying To Understand ORM Event Handling

    Posted on Aug 24, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    This looks like a bug to me. You are clearly updating the entity after you load it so it "should" be calling both the pre and post update events, same goes for the pre/post delete events. you could as an extended attempt try to implement the CFIDE.ORM.IEventHandler interface yourself and see if yo... read more »

  • A Serious CFThread Bug In ColdFusion?

    Posted on Jan 22, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    I've been working recently with threads but never thought to pass in my application scoped/cached CFC, I automatically figured that the thread would have access to the Application Scope. I usually would 100% agree with you that everything that a function needs should be passed to it, but for some r... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Hiding Customer-Specific Image Paths

    Posted on Nov 17, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    This is actually a pretty important topic for quite a few people. The issue comes also when concerned about resource leaching. If you have a Linux machine you can solve a lot of the problem by an .htaccess on your images directory but if not you want to be able to protect other resources, perhaps ... read more »

  • OOPhoto - What Is An Idealized Object?

    Posted on Aug 21, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    I know I'm like way late on this but definitely the one on the right. I may drive a Harley but I'd rather have the surfer sitting on the back of my bike than me sitting on the back of 'her' (the one of the left) bike... This is really a great series of articles Ben some of the ideas you are talkin... read more »

  • ColdFusion CFInvoke Eliminates The Need For Evaluate() When Dynamically Executing User Defined Functions

    Posted on Aug 14, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    About four months ago I did a BPM project using Inubit IS. I wanted a way to be able to call a single method in a web-service and by passing in a variable name (that happend to be the name of a method) call that method to do the task. All very "SOA-ish". I created a gateway cfc with a single remot... read more »

  • Send Hayden Panettiere eCards Using Kinky eCards ColdFusion eCard Application

    Posted on Feb 22, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Just an FYI Ben in the picture with the comment "Hayden Panettiere thrusting up on a huge trophy" The trophy is the Stanley Cup. :)... read more »

  • Poor Interface Design Example

    Posted on Jul 27, 2007 at 11:06 AM

    @Ben, I am sure it does do some really useful stuff but even with caching recently used combinations it seems a bit overkill to make such a huge form! 10 Time entries one one page? Come on! The reset entire page button was just the Icing on the cake that whole form is horrible. If you are lucky ... read more »

  • Poor Interface Design Example

    Posted on Jul 27, 2007 at 10:35 AM

    OH MY GOD! That is quite possible the worst form I have ever seen. What ever were they thinking? Or better yet where they?... read more »