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 Pate

Member since Jun 11, 2009

Recent Blog Comments By Ben Pate

  • Escaping Form Values - Understanding The ColdFusion htmlEditFormat() Life Cycle

    Posted on Sep 5, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Hi Ben, Another post filled with gold. Thanks! I agree that it's certainly important to filter everything when it's output on the page, and HtmlFormat and XmlFormat are both great options. But, it's tough to guarantee that you.. I mean, uh, your co-workers... will remember to do this for every ... read more »

  • ColdFusion 9's Implicit Getters And Setters Are Hard Coded

    Posted on Jun 3, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    Ben, you're a nut -- always digging deep into parts of CF that nobody in their right mind should ever use. And that's why I *love* following your blog. Keep up the obsessively thorough work!... read more »

  • Delaying ColdFusion Session Persistence Until User Logs In

    Posted on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Mostly, I've ignored this issue in the past, and have only thought about handling it with other (more complex) methods. Your elegant solution that should be standard procedure on every application. Great work! -- Ben... read more »

  • CFHTTPSession.cfc For Multi-CFHttp Requests With Maintained Session

    Posted on Jun 30, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    Hey Ben, Your site is quickly becoming my "go-to" place for CF answers. Great job! I've bumped in to a similar "Connection Error" problem caused by server side compression that's been described above. My initial fix was to add the 'Accept-Encoding' parameters to each call before sending the requ... read more »

  • ColdFusion Tag Parameters Can Be Included In Separate Files (Thanks Mark Drew!)

    Posted on Jun 17, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    I've used this in the past with <cfquery> -- it's great for keeping a shared "where" clause separate from the main query. But, does this work with <cfform> ... <cfinput> ... </cfform> too? That limitation used to be there, and it was the main reason I never started using ... read more »

  • Using Script Tags As Data Contains In AJAX-Powered jQuery

    Posted on Jun 11, 2009 at 3:15 PM

    Hey Ben, You can post Javascript along with your HTML if you're willing to do a little extra work on the server side. Something like this: ---- PAGE.CFM --- <HTML> <head> <script src="script.cfm"></script> <script> function callback(content) { // do stuff with my con... read more »