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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Michael White

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Michael White

  • ClearCode Standards Project

    Posted on May 14, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    on a tangenital note the font you use might be of interest. obviously a personal preference, right? check out this thread on Brian's Blog: http://www.briankotek.com/blog/index.cfm/2008/4/3/Development-Tip-Change-Your-Coding-Font... read more »

  • ClearCode Standards Project

    Posted on May 14, 2008 at 9:15 AM

    I'm using eclipse 3.3.1.1 with cfeclipse 1.03 but it's not obvious how it's done or where to set it. I'll poke around some more.... read more »

  • ClearCode Standards Project

    Posted on May 14, 2008 at 8:55 AM

    How do you set your comments to be italicized?... read more »

  • ClearCode Standards Project

    Posted on Apr 30, 2008 at 8:48 AM

    so then you would say put the name first and alphabetize the rest? I could probably accept that, it would be an exception though and the fewer exceptions to the rule the better.... read more »

  • ClearCode Standards Project

    Posted on Apr 29, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    one thing I like about putting attributes in alphabetical order is that is works for everything: functions, arguments, select statements, so it's really easy to say to someone... just put everything in alphabetical order, you don't have to think and rethink (and then memorize) which attributes are "... read more »

  • ClearCode Standards Project

    Posted on Apr 26, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    oops I meant 67 lines... read more »

  • ClearCode Standards Project

    Posted on Apr 26, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    as far as monitors go, it may be difficult to standardize on a physical programming environment but everyone has to have at least a 17" monitor right? A 17" flat screen probably has the clearest picture at 1280x1024 for a standard width... maybe a little less for a widescreen. I have a 20" monitor t... read more »

  • ClearCode Standards Project

    Posted on Apr 26, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    It's good to have a standard. There is room for more than one standard. for instance, I don't like commas first, some people do. fine. no problem. I don't think anybody is saying there is only one way to code. Ben has a standard I happen to like so I might change my style to meet his standard. For i... read more »

  • ClearCode Standards Project

    Posted on Apr 26, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    David Buhler mentions having the tag/function attributes in alphabetical order. I saw Dreamweaver 8 do this before I switched to CFEclipse and I carried it over. I found that if the attributes are always in alphabetical order it's easier to find "missing" or misspelled attributes.... read more »

  • ClearCode Standards Project

    Posted on Apr 26, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Stick to your guns Ben, your visual orientation is right on and the parallel with print and web publishing is also right on. Other people are free to do whatever they want and have their own opinions but they would have to come up with much better arguments that Peter has to convince me.... read more »

  • ClearCode Standards Project

    Posted on Apr 26, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    YEAH BEN!!!! Great stuff. I have been formatting my code very much like you for a few years now but it's helpful th have something concrete to work from so you don't get lazy and make exceptions (i.e. sometimes I do scope variable in all upper case and sometimes just the first letter). I have read s... read more »

  • jQuery + ColdFusion 8 = Erotic And Magnetic Poetry

    Posted on Aug 31, 2007 at 12:53 PM

    how do you delete a word once you put it up there? heaven forbid you should make a mistake in your composition, but still...... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Handling Errors With ColdFusion CFError

    Posted on Aug 29, 2007 at 12:06 PM

    now if the error was actually a database error and you wanted to see the sql, you could just add a cfif section for the error type?... read more »

  • Foundeo's CFImageEffects Component For ColdFusion 8

    Posted on Aug 13, 2007 at 10:07 AM

    the other little minor bug is when you combine the rounded corner effect with the drop-shadow (the lower-right corner overlays the drop shadow). I found that while I wrote a quick little form that allows you to play with all the attributes of all the functions (except reflection) I wanted to see if ... read more »

  • Applying IM Text Abbreviations With ColdFusion

    Posted on Aug 6, 2007 at 10:21 AM

    If you do a Coldfusion IM client application, you might need the reverse where someone IMs in abbreviations and you want to expand the full text. Then maybe you can have your own commercial...... read more »

  • Kinky ColdFusion Calendar System Taking Shape

    Posted on Aug 6, 2007 at 10:00 AM

    I assume this demonstrates CF8 integration with MS Exchange. If it gets too good people are going to start treating it as a finished product and start asking for features! One of the key features of the Outlook client calendar is the ability to double-click on a day and enter an event and I notic... read more »

  • ColdFusion Query Error: Value Can Not Be Converted To Requested Type

    Posted on Apr 12, 2007 at 4:20 PM

    I get this error occasionally and I use * in my select statements because the SQL server selects fields and does all the joins for me. I also use cfqueryparam and it seems to have a problem with it. if I remove the cfqueryparam and just put #Arguments.value# it works, but of course that's no good. y... read more »