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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David Levin

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By David Levin

  • Caching ColdFusion Queries Inside Other ColdFusion Queries

    Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    I think I may have solved my own issue... possibly. After doing more research I stumbled upon another Ben Nadel article: http://www.bennadel.com/blog/214-Using-The-ColdFusion-Query-Object-As- A-Complex-Object-Iterator.htm In this article it mentions some complications when trying to reference... read more »

  • Caching ColdFusion Queries Inside Other ColdFusion Queries

    Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    I know this is an old post but I wanted to share something I discovered when playing with queries nested within another query object. I had a function within a CFC that created a query object and then nested another query object inside it (masterQuery > subQuery). The CFC returned the query obj... read more »

  • Using Email Yak To Provide Bidirectional Email Communication In Your Web Applications

    Posted on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Nice find Ben, One of the things I like about a service like this is that you can use it to ensure that your outbound messages have indeed left your SMTP server. Sometimes IIS' built in SMTP service can get bogged down and lock up but if you can update a database field every time Email Yak receives... read more »

  • Using GMail's Plus-Style Addressing To Track Bounce Back Email Meta Data

    Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    @Kevin Duncan, Did you ever finish your project? I've been working on a new email delivery solution myself and I read your comment about yours nearly being done (in 2010). I would be curious to check out what you came up with if you still have it laying around.... read more »

  • ColdFusion, jQuery, And "AJAX" File Upload Demo

    Posted on Jul 19, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    @Tính Nguy?n There are a couple things you should check: 1. In the ColdFusion administrator under Java and JVM (ColdFusion 8 Admin) make sure your heap size is bigger than the file you want to upload. 1000 or 2000mb is good for large file uploads. 2. If you're using IIS7, you may need to change a v... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 8: REMatch() For Regular Expression Matching

    Posted on Jul 14, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    @Ben, Thanks man, This looks solid. I'll check it out. :)... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 8: REMatch() For Regular Expression Matching

    Posted on Jul 14, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Great post. I would totally date REMatch() if she were a hot chick. The only thing that's slowing me down is my noobish brain when it comes to writing regular expressions from scratch. Can anyone recommend a good tutorial site that breaks down regular expression building for beginners on the su... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Changing ColdFusion Query Column Names

    Posted on May 5, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    @Ben Nadel, The field(s) are actually VarChar fields with default of NULL. I have a theory that it might be some kind of QofQ crazyness and that the datatypes of the fields might be changing as I tweak the query manually. I'll do some more in depth experimentation and see what I can figure out.... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Changing ColdFusion Query Column Names

    Posted on May 4, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Has anyone else experienced NULL values in a query changing to "0" when changing column names in a query this way?... read more »

  • Creating Microsoft Excel Documents With ColdFusion And XML

    Posted on Feb 9, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    @Ben, Thanks for the tip. It sounds like because xlsx files aren't in plain text, the buffered reader wouldn't be able to look for any patterns anyway. XML could be the answer to my problem or possibly even a CSV file. I'll let you know how it goes. :)... read more »

  • Creating Microsoft Excel Documents With ColdFusion And XML

    Posted on Feb 8, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    @Ben, Thanks for the tip regarding your XML article and using BufferedInputStream instead of FileInputStream. I wish excel files were written in plain text just like your XML example. Unfortunately I think they need some type of decoding in order to view the XML(ish) structure. I decided to try an... read more »

  • Creating Microsoft Excel Documents With ColdFusion And XML

    Posted on Jan 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    @steve, thanks... I'll see if I can find some introductory information on BufferedReader. Do you happen to have any recommended resources I should check out... possibly places that have good sample code?... read more »

  • Creating Microsoft Excel Documents With ColdFusion And XML

    Posted on Jan 22, 2010 at 2:48 AM

    @Ben, @Steve, Could this "String Buffer" (sounds like something from Star Trek) be used when reading an extra large excel file from the disc say using the POI utility? Or can you only do it when writing something to the disc? The reason I ask, is that I've been trying to use the POI utility to rea... read more »

  • ColdFusion Query of Queries Unexpected Data Type Conversion

    Posted on Nov 4, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    @Charlie Query of Queries is like a 3 year old with ADHD. You should never leave it alone to make any decisions for you. I highly recommend using a combination of JavaCast (when building your QofQ manually) and Cast() in order to ensure the data matches your expectations.... read more »

  • Always Define Your ColdFusion Query Column Types

    Posted on Aug 18, 2009 at 2:05 AM

    Just had an idea... What if instead of passing a query object via AJAX you simply pass the SQL statement itself. You could always run the query in your calling template using MaxRows=0 and Result="result" to make sure it executes quickly and stores the SQL in a structure named "result". Then when... read more »

  • Always Define Your ColdFusion Query Column Types

    Posted on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:13 AM

    @Ben Definitely not a cop-out answer. You should see the pile of hair on my desk from trying to wrestle with this. I'm going to look like Mr. Clean in a few days. ;) Unfortunately the ColdFusion experiment I'm building requires me to send query objects via AJAX to another template and its very imp... read more »

  • Always Define Your ColdFusion Query Column Types

    Posted on Aug 15, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    I've been playing around with using JQuery to pass complex queries and strings all contained in a structure via AJAX. I've exprimented with sending the structure as a WDDX packet and as a JSON string. The WDDX method does an "ok" job at preserving the query column data types whereas the JSON metho... read more »

  • ColdFusion Query of Queries Unexpected Data Type Conversion

    Posted on Aug 14, 2009 at 1:40 AM

    I wish there was a way to change the column data types on the fly. I've been playing around with jQuery AJAX and CFWDDX and I've noticed that when I pass a query object as a WDDX packet and re-construct it using CFWDDX the data types can get all messed up -- specifically when dealing with dates. T... read more »

  • Creating Microsoft Excel Documents With ColdFusion And XML

    Posted on Jun 15, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    'Real Genius' doesn't have boobies? I could have sworn it did! Oh well... time to take it off my Netflix list.... read more »

  • Am I The Only One Who Likes White Space In My ColdFusion Code?

    Posted on Jun 15, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    I come from a Design background and I have always considered myself a designer first and a coder/programmer second. I feel claustrophobic when I look at code that hasn't been tabbed or spaced out properly and I find that your examples Ben have been really easy on my eyes and make your sample code v... read more »