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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Brian Rinaldi

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Brian Rinaldi

  • I Just Can't Understand Object Oriented Programming (OOP) And Join Tables

    Posted on Aug 17, 2007 at 9:21 AM

    Ben, this is *exactly* why I wrote my four part objects and composition series. It was this question that people asked me repeatedly i relation to the code generator (many of whom were dealing with linking tables as separate "objects" - which they are not). While the series covers a number of genera... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Protecting Database Table Names In ColdFusion CFQuery

    Posted on Jul 26, 2007 at 3:36 PM

    Each rdbms has its own way of storing and giving you access to its database metadata. However, you could achieve the same above with dynamic table names using CF8's new cfdbinfo tag.... read more »

  • Don't Let Great Be The Enemy Of Good

    Posted on Jul 16, 2007 at 8:40 AM

    I have written similar things actually (for example - http://www.remotesynthesis.com/blog/index.cfm/2007/2/13/Overthinking-Your-Framework-is-a-Stalling-Tactic ). However, I hope that the lesson you take away isn't that you should do this project without OO or a Framework. Quite the opposite. You ... read more »

  • How Do I Offend You, Please Let Me Know

    Posted on Mar 13, 2007 at 6:46 PM

    Ok, not to be a PITA, but I am playing devil's advocate here. First, it really isn't informative to know that his current readers are not offended...if they were they wouldn't read it..which is part of the point. Second, in large part, and this has come up in previous comments, we are talking about ... read more »

  • How Do I Offend You, Please Let Me Know

    Posted on Mar 13, 2007 at 3:17 PM

    Dude Boyan, don't be such an ass. If the guy is asking its because he wants to know and if he wanted to tell everyone to f--k off he could just as well have done that. Clearly, he wants people reading his blog and obviously the topic has come up more than once otherwise this post wouldn't exist. Pet... read more »

  • How Do I Offend You, Please Let Me Know

    Posted on Mar 13, 2007 at 2:48 PM

    Seriously, you haven't offended me personally but I can tell you that some of the off-color posts that you make have made some people at my work hesitant to view your site on their work PCs. It is obviously your blog and you can do what you want, and I have no personal issue with your blog, but you ... read more »

  • It's Not Spam At This Point, It's Psychological Ware Fare

    Posted on Feb 12, 2007 at 4:15 PM

    I am not sure but I think some of that has to do with attempts to harvest addresses. The same reason that spammers will sign up for your email list. Basically they are hoping to harvest legitimate emails from the copied addresses on an email sent to a large group. Or maybe spammers are just a wacke... read more »

  • Is It True That If You Don't Use It, You Lose It?

    Posted on Feb 8, 2007 at 3:39 PM

    Funny enough, now that I have been blogging for over 2 years I have forgotten much of what I wrote as well. The other day I was arguing a point regarding CF and someone brought a superbly written counterargument to my attention - it was written by me on my blog about a year ago. :) The good thing a... read more »

  • Cannot Use ColdFusion CFQueryParam With SQL TOP Directive

    Posted on Jan 10, 2007 at 3:06 PM

    In general, unless it is completely necessary, I avoid dynamic sql like that. The reason is that it is my understanding that when using dynamic sql like that MS SQL recompiles the execution plan on every request - so it would negate the performance benefit of using the queryparam to create a prepare... read more »

  • Cannot Use ColdFusion CFQueryParam With SQL TOP Directive

    Posted on Jan 10, 2007 at 1:31 PM

    Sorry my comment got posted twice, but FYI I got a 500 null error when I submitted it both times and didn't think it went through...also I checked remember my information and it does not seem to have done so. Just letting you know.... read more »

  • Cannot Use ColdFusion CFQueryParam With SQL TOP Directive

    Posted on Jan 10, 2007 at 1:29 PM

    There was a bug in recent updates to CF that caused using Maxrows on a query to be problematic. I went changing some old queries that used the maxrows to use top instead and came across this as well. I don't think this is a CF but rather a MS SQL issue.... read more »

  • Cannot Use ColdFusion CFQueryParam With SQL TOP Directive

    Posted on Jan 10, 2007 at 1:28 PM

    There was a bug in recent updates to CF that caused using Maxrows on a query to be problematic. I went changing some old queries that used the maxrows to use top instead and came across this as well. I don't think this is a CF but rather a MS SQL issue.... read more »

  • ColdFusion Custom Tags As Page Wrappers

    Posted on Nov 7, 2006 at 9:23 PM

    Seriously, there was no offense taken at all...no need for apologies. I just wanted to clarify that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the method that I saw even if you thought you could build something more flexible. However, in my prior position at Hasbro, I used the exact method you describe... read more »

  • ColdFusion Custom Tags As Page Wrappers

    Posted on Nov 7, 2006 at 7:39 PM

    Ok Ben, you write a lot of good posts, but today you really need to relax a bit and stop talking in such absolutes. There is nothing "wrong" with that technique, and while I don't use it for my mach ii sites, the net effect of a layout template is the same nonetheless....the "content" area of my lay... read more »

  • Full As A Goog Aggregation - Fun While It Lasted

    Posted on Oct 12, 2006 at 9:38 PM

    I won't complain because it is a good site, even with those issues...and it generates more traffic than MXNA (and feed squirrel, while nice hardly registers traffic-wise). Also, there is a way to ping Goog. They don't seem to have ever made it common knowledge and it isn't anywhere on the site...in ... read more »