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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Ben Nadel at CFUNITED 2009 (Lansdowne, VA) with:

Brian H.

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Brian H.

  • CFZip, CFZipParam, And Virtual File System (RAM) Directories

    Posted on Dec 9, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Hey Ben. Your CF9 was out of date? What version are you running, and where did you find a hotfix? I did not see any updates at all for CF9 on the adobe update support site. Cheers dude. -Brian... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: From SQL To ORM - A Conceptual Shift In Relationships

    Posted on Aug 3, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    Hey Ben. Sorry if I am misunderstanding your model design, but it seems like you have your join directions reversed to begin with. I am assuming that what you mean to express is a "one Contact to many Contact Info" relationship, but what you have is a "One Contact Info to many Contacts", which seems... read more »

  • Win A FREE Ticket To CFUNITED 2009

    Posted on Jul 31, 2009 at 10:35 PM

    I my god, I want them all. But I'd love to see how CF balances out under load, so "Dynamic Load Testing with Webserver Stress Tool" would be my #1.... read more »

  • Free ColdFusion 9 Beta Hosting On Hostek.com

    Posted on Jul 19, 2009 at 5:56 PM

    Nice. I have a couple of small CF8 accounts at hostek and so far so good. They are decent for the price! -Brian... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Ending ColdFusion Session When User Closes Browser

    Posted on Jun 10, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Odd. I've tried both Ben's example, as well as the J2EE variables setting, and in both cases, firefox persists my session after the browser closes! IE 6 and 7 does not (it works properly), but FF (version 3.0.11) will reattach to the previous session in ben's example, after a browser close. I als... read more »

  • Finding The Distance Between Latitude / Longitude Locations In ColdFusion

    Posted on Feb 9, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Hey Awesome Ben. My only concern is that I think the majority of the lat / long calculations that I would be doing would have to be done directly at the database level instead of pulling all items and then calculating in code. Here is a copy paste for the MySQL implementation of such a calculation... read more »

  • Both MySQL and MS SQL Server Use @@Identity To Report Latest Auto-Incrementing Value

    Posted on Dec 9, 2008 at 6:55 PM

    I also employ the process outlined in http://mysecretbase.com/get_the_last_id.cfm. I create a unique identifier (say a UUID), insert that along with the record, and then perform a select to pull the ID that corresponds to that UUID. That is, I still have an integer auto incrementing primary key ... read more »

  • ColdFusion QueryAppend( qOne, qTwo )

    Posted on Nov 18, 2008 at 1:02 AM

    Thank you Ben Nadel!... read more »

  • DreamWeaver CS3 Slows Me Down

    Posted on Sep 10, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Neither do I. I have very much wanted such a feature for a while. Also, a way of auto-indenting and existing mal-indented document, based on opening and closing tags. All the more reason to move to CFE I guess. -Brian... read more »

  • Been Very Stressed Lately

    Posted on Mar 19, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Ya, we all love you Ben! Kinky Solutions is the first slot of my trillian RSS aggregator. Always a pleasure. -Brian... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Extending Application.cfc And OnRequestStart() With SUPER

    Posted on Mar 11, 2008 at 9:17 AM

    I like. I too was wondering something similar, and failed to recognize that inheritance could apply here. Cool! -Brian... read more »

  • DreamWeaver CS3 Slows Me Down

    Posted on Feb 18, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Oh, by the way. Anyone doing Mach-ii development probably realized that you can't simply do a <cfdump var=".."> inside a listener or model CFC since the output won't hit the screen. I've written a tiny custom tag (cf_throwdump, stored as a DW snip) that simply does a <cfsavecontent><... read more »

  • DreamWeaver CS3 Slows Me Down

    Posted on Feb 18, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Hey folks. I use DW almost exclusively now. I would love to switch cold turkey to Eclipse (collapse all CFC functions! Oooo), however the fact that DW has an integrated "preview" panel in split "code + preview" mode is a big deal for me. I don't know why no one else seems to care about that featu... read more »

  • CFDrinks In Manhattan - Tomorrow

    Posted on Feb 4, 2008 at 10:18 PM

    So you're in NY Ben? I am a CF programmer in Windsor Ontario Canada, but our corporate office is in Manhattan, and I head there once a year in August. I am certainly going to be taking you out for drinks if you're available in August! Cheers! -Brian... read more »