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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Dave Merrill

Member since Aug 13, 2010

Recent Blog Comments By Dave Merrill

  • Jason Dean Tells Me To Use AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) Encryption

    Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Thanks Jason, good explanation and links. I'm not actually using encryption in any apps at this point, only strong hashes, but it's something I'm generally interested in.... read more »

  • Jason Dean Tells Me To Use AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) Encryption

    Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Can someone explain how it is that the AES algorithm is considered stronger than DESEDE, but generateSecretKey("AES") gives a 24 character key, the last two of which are padding ("=="), while generateSecretKey("DESEDE") gives a 32 character key without padding? Obviousl... read more »

  • Building A Simple ColdFusion Dependency Injection Framework

    Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Just to point out, in practice you'd need to recursively iterate through the metadata of any components a requested object extends, to pick up any dependencies defined at that level.... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: Application-Specific Data Sources

    Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    @Gahiggidy and all: Did you ever find a way to get the name of the default datasource from elsewhere in the app besides Application.cfc? It's not in the application scope. Getting that info would be very helpful.... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: Implicit Struct And Array Usage

    Posted on Sep 29, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Just want to point out that "case-sensitive" isn't really the right term for struct keys created using bracket notation. Try this: s = structNew(); s['foo'] = 42; s['FOO'] = 999; If you now dump s, you'll see it has ONE key, lowercase foo, whose value is 999. CF may read the keys... read more »

  • From Windows To Mac - A Roller-Coaster Of Emotions

    Posted on Aug 14, 2010 at 8:56 AM

    @Ben, not to wory about not responding yet. I know your queue is deep and wide. Re CF builder css freezeup, in all IDEs I've tried that have some kind of structure view, there's sometimes some thrash when an edit temporarily makes the document "dom" unparsable. Unsuprisingly, it's worse in large fi... read more »

  • From Windows To Mac - A Roller-Coaster Of Emotions

    Posted on Aug 13, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    @Sam Spade: Hmmm, never seen it on a mac, but it looks right at home on win7. Not a work of art, but that's not what I need in an editor, and how it works *does* sing to me (:-)... read more »

  • From Windows To Mac - A Roller-Coaster Of Emotions

    Posted on Aug 13, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Ben, while you're thinking about editors, I poked you a bit ago via your contact form about looking into JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA. There's a CFML plugin that's still a little rough around the edges, but overall I'm really liking the whole environment, enough to put my money down after the end of my ... read more »