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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Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Adam

  • Learning ColdFusion 8: CFDirectory Improvements

    Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    How can the size of the directory be determined?... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Upload And Email File Using ColdFusion

    Posted on Jul 19, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Hi - I'm trying to use this method to validate and upload multiple files. Is the best approach to replicate the code for handling one for each and every other file I want uploaded and rename the elements accordingly? Thank you.... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Upload And Email File Using ColdFusion

    Posted on Jul 12, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Okay - I've double checked this time. What I want to accomplish is to have the user's file renamed to a designated name once it passes validation. The validation works in checking that the form field is not empty nor contains a file that is not designated. However, using the following code, the f... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Upload And Email File Using ColdFusion

    Posted on Jul 12, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Scratch that...I am my own worst enemy and found my error.... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Upload And Email File Using ColdFusion

    Posted on Jul 12, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Hi Ben - I have successfully used a variation of your code to complete my task. I am wondering, however, if there is something with docx files that will not pass the error checking: <cfif NOT ListFindNoCase( "pdf,doc, docx, rtf", CFFILE.ServerFileExt )> Simply adding the docx ex... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 8: CFDirectory Improvements

    Posted on Jan 25, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    @Ben - Thank you for the reply. I understand that I can directly link to the files, but is using cfdirectory in conjunction with expandPath not possible? I am using expandPath within cfdirectory to read the files. I name it "nomineeFiles." I then output the query "nomineeFiles" and reference "... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 8: CFDirectory Improvements

    Posted on Jan 22, 2010 at 9:38 PM

    Thanks Ben - I seem to have an issue with the expandPath method and the directory it references. If I may expand upon this issue, I am trying to reference a directory of files visitors have uploaded. Those files reside in a path like this: site/awards/chancellorsProfessors/nominationUploads/#fn... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 8: CFDirectory Improvements

    Posted on Jan 22, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    How may I utilize <cfdirectory> to list all the files in a directory as well as provide links to the files?... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Upload And Email File Using ColdFusion

    Posted on Oct 12, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Hi Ben - In order to make this form function with multiple uploads, would I need to duplicate the code <cfelseif ArrayLen( arrErrors )> <!--- The file has been selected, but there are errors caused by other parts of the form validation. Therefore, we now have a file that is just sittin... read more »

  • Win A FREE Ticket To CFUNITED 2009

    Posted on Jul 31, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    I'd like to go to the ColdFusion (advanced) session. I'm still sorting things out and would like to get a better understanding of what I can do and make projects happen without the stress of trying to figure out "where do I go from here?"... read more »

  • My 1,000th ColdFusion Post - What It Means To Me (And Free Prizes)

    Posted on Jan 23, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Hi Ben - I was thrown into CF when I started my career. I had no idea what was going on. I found it to be quick to learn and very powerful to use. I advanced my knowledge and skills quickly...some of it with your help! As I have advanced in my professional career, I have convince employers to ... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Upload And Email File Using ColdFusion

    Posted on Nov 3, 2008 at 10:15 AM

    remove this section: # <cfif NOT Len( FORM.resume )> # # <cfset ArrayAppend( # arrErrors, # "Please select a resume to upload" # ) />... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Upload And Email File Using ColdFusion

    Posted on Nov 3, 2008 at 9:50 AM

    If you're attempting to upload an image, it will error out as only PDFs, DOCs, and RTFs are accepted.... read more »

  • Not Commenting And The Tipping Point Of Poor Programming

    Posted on Jun 5, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    When going through school, it was always preached to comment your code. I did for my projects and for my own benefit. When I started out professionally, my mentors did not comment their code because there wasn't "enough time." I did pick up this bad habit, but have recently corrected myself and b... read more »

  • Object Oriented Data Validation And Error Message Translation

    Posted on May 9, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    This was great! The screencast really helps me understand what is going on as you move the mouse pointer over the sections! I wish I could have learned more of my CF skills this way. Nice job.... read more »

  • DreamWeaver CS3 Slows Me Down

    Posted on Feb 18, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    I have always used Dreamweaver. We were introduced in college and have been together ever since. I have recently launched a revamped website that uses library objects that are defined in DW's "assets" panel. When switch from File to Asset, DW freezes for about a minute. The same occurs in the op... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Upload And Email File Using ColdFusion

    Posted on Dec 4, 2007 at 1:50 PM

    Hi Ben - I am using some of this code for a presenter form on my site. Like Jim, and me being a newb, I would like to have multiple file uploads. Could you elaborate a bit further on your response to Jim? I am trying to get users to upload a resume and a presentation file, but only the alst fil... read more »