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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Rob Dudley

Member since Apr 7, 2010

Recent Blog Comments By Rob Dudley

  • A Big Hole In My Understanding Of ColdFusion Scheduled Tasks

    Posted on May 9, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    @Ben, Not run into the SSL stuff but can have certainly had issues with locking the neo-cron.xml file which was enough to make me run away very quickly. Cron on *Nix is pretty simple and with cURL you just "get the URL" in the same way as the scheduled task manager. Try running "cr... read more »

  • A Big Hole In My Understanding Of ColdFusion Scheduled Tasks

    Posted on May 9, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Coming from a Cron background this took some getting used to. I've lost count on the number of tasks I configured to start at 00:01 and end at 23:59 just to get half decent repeated tasks working. To be honest (and this isn't ColdFusion bashing) I wouldn't use the current scheduled task system for ... read more »

  • Creating A Simple ColdFusion Cache With Java Soft-References

    Posted on Aug 3, 2010 at 6:50 AM

    Ben, I sympathise - these things always seem to happen when you're anywhere but at a desk in front of a computer! In terms of logging, the jRockit JVM gives you the ability to use Mission Control (an Eclipse plugin) which has a full data recorder which can be sceduled to grab information straight f... read more »

  • Creating A Simple ColdFusion Cache With Java Soft-References

    Posted on Aug 2, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Fantastic - yet another example of how CF's Java foundation can be levered to provide more power to the application layer! In terms of time out issues could it be that your thread pool is being exhausted? IIRC the default for max simultaneous template requests is set to 50 which isn't very high and... read more »

  • ColdFusion Session Timeouts Cannot Be Less Than One Second

    Posted on May 13, 2010 at 5:52 AM

    I think the CFID cookies are created because you have client vars enabled. If you add: <cfset this.clientManagement="No" /> <cfset this.setClientCookies = "No" /> to the Application.cfc (and clear your cookies) then they're not recreated. Agreed that this is pretty much fringe usabili... read more »

  • ColdFusion Session Timeouts Cannot Be Less Than One Second

    Posted on May 12, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    Similar behavior in Railo (3.1.2.001) in terms of the sessionTimeout being rounded down to 0 seconds for a LT 1 value. That said the session is still created and it does log. Best guess it's the underlying Java causing the round down and a CF specific dependency which prevents creation of a 0 lengt... read more »

  • Monitoring The ColdFusion Mail Server With GMail And A Scheduled Task

    Posted on Apr 7, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    you could, of course, go a little OTT and use Java to open a direct SMTP port to your server. I've used this in the past for email verification: http://cookbooks.adobe.com/post_Verify_an_email_address_using_the_SMTP_protocol__a-16332.html Whilst this code stop just after the triplet it should ... read more »