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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Ryan TJ

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Ryan TJ

  • OOP Philosophy: Invalid State vs. Invalid Method Call

    Posted on Apr 7, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    I am fall on the side of allowing the bean to be filled with data regardless of the validity. Then some thing validates it based on business rules. Either itself, a service layer or sometimes I create a validation object for that data type if there are many forms of validation. To me this also offer... read more »

  • Use XmlParent To Get The Parent Node In An XML Document In ColdFusion

    Posted on Feb 13, 2009 at 9:53 AM

    Dude, are you spying on me? I was just looking at the results of my xmlSearch thinking how I could get the other data in the element. Totally did not think of the xmlParent since its not in the dump. Thanks.... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Finding XML Nodes That Have Children With The Given Case-Insensitive Phrase

    Posted on Feb 11, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Great post. I've also found that if the xml has a schema listed but is not valid the xml search fails even if the elements exist. If I deleted the schema ref (in the string xml prior to xmlParse) the search worked fine. Sure, you would think I should be using valid xml (against the schema) but the ... read more »

  • Object Oriented Programming And ColdFusion - What's The Point?

    Posted on Oct 29, 2008 at 10:13 AM

    Nice discussion guys. This kind of topic would be a great round table discussion, recorded for podcast oh course. By the way I do lean towards the OO side. Even at times when I seem to be creating more code than I would normally, in the end it comes together better and I do think it makes a more m... read more »