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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Jody Fitzpatrick

Member since Jun 23, 2009

Recent Blog Comments By Jody Fitzpatrick

  • The Performance Cost Of Throwing Exceptions In ColdFusion

    Posted on Aug 1, 2009 at 6:09 AM

    @Junifer cftry shouldn't make more overhead. It just helps prevent errors from displaying, and can help with better error management. Also note that coldfusion has a function called onError which would save you the time from having to go into your code and add all the cftry and cfcatch tags.... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: Resetting Applications With ApplicationStop()

    Posted on Jul 30, 2009 at 11:16 PM

    I actually like the fact that it doesn't kill the sessions. I think it has many advantages for it to not kill the application. Assume that the user wishes to restart the application, or switch applications without having to login or authenticate again... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: Resetting Applications With ApplicationStop()

    Posted on Jul 29, 2009 at 6:07 PM

    Yeah, I was going to say something but you got to it before I could Ben. This new application function is great. It opens up a lot of doors, as your probally all ready know.... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on Jul 24, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    @Paolo, I hear you P. Things do change I understand that. I use to be with a hosting company ( not giving them any advertisement )that I thought was absolutely wonderful then one day I go to log into my account to review the error log, and other various things to only realize that the server had f... read more »

  • Creating Readable SQL Statements In AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime)

    Posted on Jul 24, 2009 at 6:07 PM

    I don't understand why people don't use whitespace. It makes it so much more eye friendly. I think that my eyes need a break after looking over hundreds of thousands of lines of code, and using whitespace gives it a little bit of a rest instead of it all being clobbered together. Hey Ben Have you ... read more »

  • HostMySite.com Has The Best ColdFusion Hosting

    Posted on Jul 24, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    @Paolo, I've never had a bad experience, if a problem occurs it usally resolved within 10 minutes. I have mulitplie sites hosted with them. They have excellent support but the price is a little high but you get great service for it.... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: CFScript Updates For ColdFusion Components

    Posted on Jul 23, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    I'm with you ben. I prefer the tag syntax but I do think that the cfscript looks pretty. I guess that comes with me starting out with php, and coming from php to cf is like OMFG I didn't think it would be this simple. Long live cf... read more »

  • Free ColdFusion 9 Beta Hosting On Hostek.com

    Posted on Jul 20, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    @Cody, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! That sucks. Like really sucks, but I know they will have some form of beta before the release the release the full version, -- they always do beta testing before hand. Lets just hope HMS gets CF9 soon.... read more »

  • Free ColdFusion 9 Beta Hosting On Hostek.com

    Posted on Jul 20, 2009 at 2:37 AM

    I signed up. I knew they where going to release beta. I just hope HostMySite does the same thing. We can only pray... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: Virtual File System vs. Actual File System

    Posted on Jul 18, 2009 at 2:23 AM

    4 times faster is extremely fast. Imagine if a Lambo could go 4 times faster. WOW! But I have a question how could you put this to practical use? What information could you store in the RAM?... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: The Virtual File System (RAM Disk)

    Posted on Jul 17, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    @Ben This opens up so many new possibilities. Added security, more manageable downloads. It's INSANE! I use to love PHP but now I love coldfusion I mean who doesn't?... read more »

  • Presenting Ideas vs. Teaching Techniques

    Posted on Jul 12, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Well I think that this should apply to all presentations. Even if you are covering nuclear physics you don't want to bore the people to death. But to each is own, I generally have a list with one word in each item that triggers my memory on what to gabber about.... read more »

  • Create A Running Average Without Storing Individual Values

    Posted on Jul 9, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    It's all good, I took no offense... It's the internet, If I took everything to heart that I read on the internet I would be depressed for ever.... read more »

  • Create A Running Average Without Storing Individual Values

    Posted on Jul 9, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    @Roland I generally only like to use databases to store and retrieve information. I do not like to use the database to do my math for me. Why? I have more precision if I do it own my own. Also, to call my approach "Naive" is a little bit rude. I can clearly tell that you are a very negative person ... read more »

  • Create A Running Average Without Storing Individual Values

    Posted on Jul 8, 2009 at 11:50 PM

    How is it a bad technique? What if I don't want to use the database functionality? What if I think the database functionality blows? What if I want to reduce the amount of rows of data I have? Are you saying that is a bad method? I have written some pretty robust systems ( in php ) for a few compani... read more »

  • Create A Running Average Without Storing Individual Values

    Posted on Jul 8, 2009 at 6:27 AM

    It's okay to disagree its human nature. But, I don't think so. I do believe it is better to stay consistent. Can you please give me one example where storing a variable in that matter ruined the application, or slowed it down? I bet you can't... I can't think of one time it gave me an error. "Howev... read more »

  • Create A Running Average Without Storing Individual Values

    Posted on Jul 8, 2009 at 1:29 AM

    @Roland Collins It is safer to wrap string variables in quotes and pound signs. Integers I could see but never strings.... read more »

  • Create A Running Average Without Storing Individual Values

    Posted on Jul 7, 2009 at 11:58 PM

    ::: WARNING - TAKE CAUTION IN READING THIS REPLY IT MIGHT MAKE YOUR HEAD HURT - OR NOT ::: Something to consider. Assume you have a website where you did in fact want to see how each of your users voted on a certain poll or question but still want to be able to calculate the averages. It is really ... read more »

  • Caching ColdFusion Pages With Expires Header Value

    Posted on Jul 7, 2009 at 12:41 AM

    I have a thought so it might be dangerous. What if you wanted to cache a page for all users eg.) Contact Me Page -- Being that this page wouldn't frequently change for all users how could you cache that page? Does CF have that type of feature built in? I'm sure I could code a caching system but I ... read more »

  • My First ColdFusion 8 CFFTP Experience - Rocky But Triumphant

    Posted on Jul 1, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    @Leigh Dude that's insane to have such a huge XML file, especially since you are just reading it. Why don't you just generate your XML file from a database? It would save you so much processing time as 400 megs of XML is really insane I have seen some huge XML files but 400? Dude you need to rethin... read more »