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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Paul Marcotte

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Paul Marcotte

  • cf.Objective() 2008: Walking Among Giants

    Posted on May 5, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Ben, Thanks for describing your experience so eloquently. You've captured my sentiment exactly. It was a great pleasure to meet you and a host of other people at the conference. I've got a huge todo list written out today of things I want to integrate into my development methodology and post to ... read more »

  • How To Handle NULL Values In Object Oriented Programming In ColdFusion

    Posted on Nov 16, 2007 at 3:00 PM

    DB: You are now a null. Value: I am not a NULL, I am a zero length string!!! DB: Bwahahahahhahhhahhah!!!!... read more »

  • How To Handle NULL Values In Object Oriented Programming In ColdFusion

    Posted on Nov 16, 2007 at 12:42 PM

    Hey Ben, There's a typo in the Get method for your final example. The StructKeyExists(ARGUMNTS,"Value") should read StructKeyExists(VARIABLES,"Value"). I've had a long time struggle with the use of null in CF. I was thinking that it might be wise to create a NULL data type, but when I thought a... read more »

  • Exercise List: Building The Domain Model (Saucy)

    Posted on Nov 9, 2007 at 12:14 PM

    Hi Ben, I'm enjoying this series! Explorations into OO and domain modeling total fascinate me. One observation about your ServiceFactory CFC cfcs, since the ServiceFactory is not creating new instances of a service when the GetService("ServiceName") method is called, that class acts more like a S... read more »

  • Exercise List: Designing The Database Schema

    Posted on Oct 22, 2007 at 10:49 AM

    Hi Ben, I'm with you on the naming conventions. I used to use preface all table attributes with the table name, but have opted for a style similar to yours. My only suggestion, would be to avoid the TEXT fields in favour of long(ish) varchar fields. That is, if you plan to retrieving large data ... read more »

  • IE Has Correct Box Model In Standards Compliant Mode

    Posted on Sep 14, 2007 at 12:11 PM

    I've used the XHTML Transitional doc type for a long time now and I was always curious why other folks were using box model hacks, or substitute style sheets when I was only using one. Of course, I've had to roll other workarounds, but the box model was never a problem. Now I know why!... read more »