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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Mary Jo

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Mary Jo

  • The 7th Annual Regular Expression Day - June 1st, 2014

    Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Thanks Ben, yeah I figured out the scoring with some trial-and-error. Ah Gravatar....never did bother to set my photo up there, or the email I usually use on CF blog sites for that matter. ;-) Should be set now.... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on Jul 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    I've also seen some pretty sad falling off in the quality of Hosting.com's support, and the price increase is pretty much the final straw. Client sites all going to be migrated to a new host in the near future. I do run a batch of small Mura sites on Hostek's upgraded shared plan (dedicated shared... read more »

  • Handling Remote API Errors With Application.cfc's OnError() Event Method

    Posted on Mar 24, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Has anyone found a solution for serializing to AMF? I'd love to use this method with my Flex application to intercept authentication errors, but not sure how to send out the response.... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on Feb 8, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    We've had really good success with KickAssVPS. Nothing beats having your own space and their prices are hard to beat! I've only had a minimal amount of experience with their shared hosting, but no issues. I've played with Alurium's Railo hosting a little, I think it's a great option if you need re... read more »

  • In The Spirit Of B. Virdot - A Small Gift For A Few Families In Need

    Posted on Dec 10, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    @Ben - goodness, I didn't mean to put up *individual* totals, just thought it'd be neat to post how much *total* your readers contribute to someone needy as a result of reading your blog. But you are right in one respect, that some might not feel comfortable emailing such information.... read more »

  • In The Spirit Of B. Virdot - A Small Gift For A Few Families In Need

    Posted on Dec 7, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    @Ben - hey, instead of people sending you money, how about they just post or email with how much they decided to donate on their and keep a running total?... read more »

  • In The Spirit Of B. Virdot - A Small Gift For A Few Families In Need

    Posted on Dec 7, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    @Wendy -I definitely give throughout the year as well, but always try to save something extra especially for Christmas as well. Thanks for the info on these other holidays, it's nice to see that so many other religions/cultures have holidays on giving back as well. I have mixed feelings about giv... read more »

  • In The Spirit Of B. Virdot - A Small Gift For A Few Families In Need

    Posted on Dec 7, 2010 at 1:53 PM

    So great to see people really taking the idea of what Christmas really should be about to heart! I have a number of special things I try to do each year around Christmas, one of my favorites is donating animals to third world poor families through World Vision. Talk about the gift that keeps on givi... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: Application-Specific Data Sources

    Posted on Sep 21, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    FYI - it does appear that the 9.01 allows you to set the datasource using a struct that includes the username/password. So yeah for that!... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: Application-Specific Data Sources

    Posted on Sep 21, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    I am also looking for a way to set the datasource username/password for the application as well...not so much to avoid having to set it in the administrator...but because on an Oracle database, the user is the schema name...you will often have many applications using the same database (and thus that... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Handling Errors With ColdFusion CFError

    Posted on Sep 6, 2010 at 8:45 AM

    @Ben, thanks...yup, I had the Request one coded to put all the exception information into an email form, which since it can't use cfmail, asks the user to add their information and is just hard-coded to be sent to the webmaster when they submit it. But unless you actually have a CF error in your n... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Handling Errors With ColdFusion CFError

    Posted on Sep 5, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    @Ben, the difference between the two types is that one of them can output CF variables and can use CF tags, etc. so is more useful for using with complex error handlers. The other is generated when an exception happens such that the higher level error handler cannot be used...such as if the handler ... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Handling Errors With ColdFusion CFError

    Posted on Aug 23, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    @Ben, as far as I can tell from the docs, the only change to cfdump in CF9 was the addition of the abort attribute (nice to not have to put a separate abort tag when debugging, but not exactly a big update). There is a setting as well to hide the getters and setters, but the current option for hidin... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Handling Errors With ColdFusion CFError

    Posted on Aug 21, 2010 at 5:46 PM

    I just wish TOP had support for things like object references. It'd be nice to just dump an object and not include all its cascading members and methods.... read more »

  • 3rd Annual (Inter)?National Regular Expression Day (And Prizes) - June 1st, 2010

    Posted on Jun 3, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Just wanted to say, kudos on running a fantastic contest, it was a lot of fun, and even more so reading through all the entries and figuring out what they were trying to match on. And I'd say that even if I wasn't one of the lucky winners. ;-)... read more »

  • 3rd Annual (Inter)?National Regular Expression Day (And Prizes) - June 1st, 2010

    Posted on May 28, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    @David - well I can't make comparisons that specific, just talking in general. I would *never* presume to impugn a Trekkie's level of trivia knowledge. ;-)... read more »

  • 3rd Annual (Inter)?National Regular Expression Day (And Prizes) - June 1st, 2010

    Posted on May 28, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    @Marko - I really chuckled at that note, it's too easy to fall into the pattern of just beating down geeks. Funny, you'd think it might be easier for us geek grrls but I seem to run into as many guys that are not interested in someone with a decent amount of intelligence (or perhaps it's just that I... read more »

  • Project HUGE: Active Release Technique (ART) With Dr. Christopher Anselmi In NYC

    Posted on May 22, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    Thanks Ben, I'll definitely try to remember to come back and update the thread once I am further out. You might want to pick up a copy of "It's Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome". Very good reading for anyone that is starting to see any symptoms of RSI, as far too often it's just attributed to carpal tun... read more »

  • 3rd Annual (Inter)?National Regular Expression Day (And Prizes) - June 1st, 2010

    Posted on May 21, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    @Ben - Ah, good to know. Yeah, the tech world in particular is not well designed for us two-name folks. I've often run into systems that just absolutely would not accept a first name with spaces in it at all and just ended up writing my name as "MaryJo" to get past that. Something to think about w... read more »

  • 3rd Annual (Inter)?National Regular Expression Day (And Prizes) - June 1st, 2010

    Posted on May 21, 2010 at 7:28 AM

    @Khoa, What I like about the way Ben designed this is that it totally allows the user to work at whatever level of expertise they have. It doesn't at all require more than a very basic level of regex understanding to come up with some entries. Knowing how to talk to ladies....that may require a ta... read more »