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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Nando

Member since Jan 27, 2009

Recent Blog Comments By Nando

  • Ask Ben: Accessing Cached CFCs With AJAX via Remote Proxies

    Posted on Apr 16, 2009 at 8:37 AM

    Ben, This post touches on perhaps the core of why I'm not feeling completely comfortable working with AJAX requests until now - they lay outside the context of the web application they work with where persistent CF scopes often form the backbone of that context, especially when using frameworks. I'... read more »

  • An Experiment In Non-Data-Type ColdFusion Components

    Posted on Apr 14, 2009 at 6:56 AM

    @Ben, I really appreciate that you're trying different approaches, butting your head up against the wall as it were. And I find it very cool that you are sharing your efforts with the rest of us. As Brian indicated, simple examples won't get you far. On the contrary, I'm afraid they have the pote... read more »

  • What Is The Best Time Of Day To Workout?

    Posted on Apr 14, 2009 at 4:07 AM

    Thanks for posting this Ben! I work out with Russian girya (kettlebells). I hadn't thought to consider a daily rhythm, but sometimes I notice that I really just don't have much strength or endurance, at all. Now that you mention this, it's more likely in the morning that I'm in this state. Good to k... read more »

  • Form Helpers And Domain Objects As Data Types In Object Oriented Programming

    Posted on Apr 9, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    @Hal, Is your objection to Transfer more on principle? Or do you actually wind up with a significant number of business objects (if you use them) in your web applications that don't correspond with your database tables? Can you give examples relevant to web application design if this is the case? ... read more »

  • Form Helpers And Domain Objects As Data Types In Object Oriented Programming

    Posted on Apr 9, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    Transfer IS really cool. I've only touched the surface here. I think Hal may have an argument against using it, but I'm not sure what it is yet. I only saw a comment on his blog, "Don't get me started on Transfer". My guess is that his argument may be that the design of your model shouldn't be dicta... read more »

  • Form Helpers And Domain Objects As Data Types In Object Oriented Programming

    Posted on Apr 9, 2009 at 5:56 AM

    "does Transfer populate the "date" field with a default date?" Yes it does, I believe it defaults to now(). It also handles null() translations in and out of the database, allowing you to set the null value you want to use for numeric, date, and string fields. You can also set your own default valu... read more »

  • Form Helpers And Domain Objects As Data Types In Object Oriented Programming

    Posted on Apr 8, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    Hey Ben, So, first, let's address this issue of "simple". Of course you need to know how to use the frameworks and set them up. That's not simple at first, you need to learn them. Same with jQuery. Show me those $'s and chained methods for the first time and I'll be lost. You're not lost anymore wi... read more »

  • Form Helpers And Domain Objects As Data Types In Object Oriented Programming

    Posted on Apr 8, 2009 at 8:55 AM

    Ben, I'm following your OO progression here with great interest, probably because I went through a long period of struggle to try and understand "OO" on both an abstract and practical level. It consumed probably about a year or more of time. Everything I produced in that period is ... well, neither... read more »

  • Is It Time For "Practical" Object Oriented Programming (OOP)?

    Posted on Mar 31, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Hey Ben! I like very much what Sean said about tradeoffs, and in my mind I just translated it into the word "options". The more complex a system, the more options you will have to choose the objects that will relate with each other in that system as a model of the problem the system should solve, a... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Building An AJAX, jQuery, And ColdFusion Powered Application

    Posted on Mar 31, 2009 at 1:58 AM

    Hey Ben, Thanks very much for posting this. I'm trying to wrap my head around jQuery, specifically for dynamically updating content, and your example is very helpful. I have a specific use case where I'd like to implement it that isn't working very well cross browser-wise with my current CFAjax app... read more »

  • Way Of The Peaceful Warrior - Living In The Moment, Letting Go Of The Future

    Posted on Jan 28, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    Hey Ben! We might have to start a ColdZenFusion in the moment user group! LOL ;-)... read more »

  • Way Of The Peaceful Warrior - Living In The Moment, Letting Go Of The Future

    Posted on Jan 27, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    Ben, I read your post with deep interest. Thank you! I've spent a great deal of time involved in attempting to understand this thing of "the moment". How does it happen that one enters that space. What's the path? It's been my one true passion for a long time. The really interesting part is that i... read more »