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 Alkema

Member since Mar 12, 2009

Recent Blog Comments By Paul Alkema

  • Searching Directories And File Content Using ColdFusion

    Posted on Nov 2, 2010 at 9:05 AM

    Great code example! Thanks for this. I think this works if you only want to search one directory but doesn't work if your looking for a recursive file search. How would you go about creating a search that works similar but recursive? A file index? Thanks, Paul... read more »

  • Cleaning High Ascii Values For Web Safeness In ColdFusion

    Posted on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    @Dan, You say that your using utf-8 and unicode in your database. Are your database columns nvarchar instead of varchar? Check your meta tags, make sure your charset=utf-8.... read more »

  • Cleaning High Ascii Values For Web Safeness In ColdFusion

    Posted on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:07 AM

    @Ben, Your solution worked great for me. Thanks! Paul... read more »

  • Using CAPTCHA In ColdFusion 8

    Posted on Apr 23, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    One of the biggest issues I think with this method is that even though this will stop most bots from randomly selecting your site, it doesn't stop people from writing manual automated scripts. http://paulalkema.com/post.cfm/one-of-the-worst-security-holes-in-captcha-s-and-how-you-can-fix-it I th... read more »

  • Performing Disaster Recovery After A ColdFusion Page Timeout Exception

    Posted on Apr 23, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Great post! You may want to wrap cfoutput tags around your final output on line 112 though or it won't output. :)... read more »

  • ColdFusion IIF() vs. CFIF

    Posted on Mar 12, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    I think the best place to use IIF() is for SQL values. I love using the IIF() function! I was just reading Coldfusions performance guidelines. Now, mind you these are for Coldfusion MX, but according to them... " Don't use iif() Always use cfif/cfelse instead of iif(). It is significantly faster ... read more »