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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Tim Brown

Member since Aug 7, 2010

Recent Blog Comments By Tim Brown

  • ColdFusion Threads Hanging On JDBC Pool CheckIn / CheckOut

    Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    @Mike Brunt - I can't thank you enough for your in depth blog posts on this subject. I have implemented GCViewer and made the other argument changes you posted above with a few changes, and so far our performance is appears to be much improved. We will have to watch it over the weekend when we see o... read more »

  • ColdFusion Threads Hanging On JDBC Pool CheckIn / CheckOut

    Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Thanks again for this post! Hopefully some of Mike's suggested settings will take away a lot pain and sleepless nights in trying to fix an app that seemingly works well then all of a sudden just hits the wall, then works great again. At least we hopefully will have a tangible explanation to give to ... read more »

  • ColdFusion Threads Hanging On JDBC Pool CheckIn / CheckOut

    Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    ^^^ Maybe Mike Brunt's comment already answered some of my questions since I last reloaded this page / submitted my previous comment. Thanks!... read more »

  • ColdFusion Threads Hanging On JDBC Pool CheckIn / CheckOut

    Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    This couldn't have been more timely! Our graphs look exactly like this, and we have been pulling out all the stops trying to find a solution. I had a suspicion that it had something to do with the garbage collection. I even switched to the the ParNewGC algorithm as @Justice mentioned as the descri... read more »

  • Paginating Record Sets In ColdFusion With One SQL Server Call

    Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    I know this post is old, but you always seem to have a post for whatever my question may be so I wanted to say thanks a lot. One issue I ran into with this approach was that the insert into the @id table variable was that it wasn't respecting any order by clauses inside the insert sub query. The ap... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: ArrayFind() And ArrayContains() For Searching Arrays

    Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    @Ben - I was curious about using a combination of arrayFind() and other validation approaches to validate incoming arguments for an API. What I'm looking for is a way to validate an incoming array of structures where each structure in the array conforms to my schema. For Example: members = [{&qu... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Hiding / Encrypting ColdFusion CFID And CFTOKEN Values

    Posted on Dec 15, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    I tested it using your example as a model and was able to hijack a valid session. Once again this is based on the assumption that a user can (possibly) guess (using UUID for tokens as @carehart said makes this more difficult, but still possible ) and/or obtain your secret value in the cookie.ID thro... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Hiding / Encrypting ColdFusion CFID And CFTOKEN Values

    Posted on Dec 15, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    Great post Ben. I have been struggling with this for quite sometime. I disagree that jsessionID is secure. In testing my application I have chrome open and log in as an admin and have firefox open and log in as a limited admin. Go into the content settings of Chrome view the cookies that have been ... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 8: Javascript Object Notation (JSON) Part II - Remote Method Calls

    Posted on Sep 20, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Love your site Ben. It' open all day everyday in my browser referencing your examples! A little gotcha I'm trying to find a solution to is if there is any way to get CF to return the data for Date fields in a format such as Date(1254891982000) instead of "October, 11 2010 00:00:00", for example. ... read more »

  • CorMVC - My jQuery-Powered Model-View-Controller (MVC) Framework

    Posted on Aug 7, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    @Ben Awesome work here. This looks like a real lifesaver. How would you recommend implementing a login for an administrative area. I have an existing site that I would like to make a back end for. Do I simply create the default route "/" to be the login view if not logged in else show them the main ... read more »