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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Ben Nadel at the New York ColdFusion User Group (Apr. 2008) with: Clark Valberg and Nafisa Sabu and Rob Gonda


Member since Mar 4, 2011

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  • It Walks Like A Duck, It Quacks Like A Duck, But It's A Donkey - The Problem Of Inappropriately DRY Code

    Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    I think this is a really good discussion. I've run across this before with the quandary: should I create a completely different object so as not to change the current object or require it to have to change too much, or should I just add to this object so that I don't have repeat myself or my code ... read more »

  •   Is Not A Four-Letter Word

    Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    @Ben, there was a period of time, I noticed, where you weren't blogging quite as much, but then, somewhat recently, I started noticing more and more blog entries from you again, which pleased me greatly. I have been enjoying learning angular through you, though I can not contribute much if at all t... read more »

  •   Is Not A Four-Letter Word

    Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Love it! I use the non-breaking space too sometimes (gasp!) I am also thrilled to see that you posted two blogs today and that you've been posting a lot more frequently lately. I was beginning to miss you. :-)... read more »

  • Steven Levithan Rocks Hardcore (Regular Expression Optimization Case Study)

    Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Ben Nadel (and Steve) to the rescue again! And with an old article too. Thanks for this code, guys.... read more »

  • After 2013, I'm Looking Forward To 2014

    Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    @Jonathan, I've probably mentioned it before, but I have had problems sleeping for years. About the only thing that helps me is hypnosis. It's natural, but I still try to get to sleep "the natural way" with NO help, including not even hypnosis, but it's natural in that you don't have to... read more »

  • Code Golf: 2014 In ColdFusion

    Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Nice job, @Ben! I don't think that's the smallest amount of code with all of your comments, though. ;) Just kidding. I've always liked all your comments. I can't come up with anything better or shorter.... read more »

  • After 2013, I'm Looking Forward To 2014

    Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Ben, Hi! And Happy New Year, first of all!!! Even if I am late (as usual, I guess). No crazy pictures this year. I am SO glad you have found someone to help ya through all of this! When you go through something like this, that's important. Finding someone you love who can take the edge off of... read more »

  • Project HUGE: The Psychological Problem With Losing Weight

    Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    @SydneyLady, thank's so nice to know a comment I shared inspired someone! And you're welcome...sorry I'm just getting to this, been SUPER-busy lately. :-) But it's a good thing! :-) @glenn, excellent idea! I recently went through a run of was a pretty good program! I liked ... read more »

  • What If All User Interface (UI) Data Came In Reports?

    Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    @Ben, I agree...thanks! And I was thinking you were talking to yourself there, so thanks for explaining yourself. haha... read more »

  • Most CSS Floats Can Be Replaced With Relative And Absolute Positioning

    Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 12:12 AM thing was long, sorry. Thanks, guys (@Aaron and @Justin) for the resources. I'll check them out! @Aaron, you hit the nail on the head about the comfort with tables and it being similar to the way I think...I was honestly just thinking about that. My thought patterns and processes can be... read more »

  • What If All User Interface (UI) Data Came In Reports?

    Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    I'm afraid I can't contribute much to the discussion at hand, but I have to say I do like the last name of friends used in the first example up there. :-) haha....nice. Speaking of names, interestingly, I went to school (high school and even before) with a guy named David West, but I really don't... read more »

  • Most CSS Floats Can Be Replaced With Relative And Absolute Positioning

    Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Thanks so much for this post and discussion. I have had extreme difficulties with CSS as I am really more of a programmer and better at working with functionality and things like database rather than asthetics or look-feel. As such, I have been a programmer/developer at least 3 times with companie... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: Implicit Struct And Array Usage

    Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Another lifesaver! Thanks a lot, Ben!!! :-)... read more »

  • CFFile Upload - The Filename, Directory Name, Or Volume Label Syntax Is Incorrect

    Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 5:28 AM

    Java instructors in college may be partly at fault for the long filenames and getting their students in the habit of using long names. I remember my Java instructors encouraging us to use extremely long names and not abbreviate at all. They told us the filenames should be descriptive and abbreviat... read more »

  • POIUtility.cfc Now Hosted On GitHub

    Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Thanks for letting us know, @Ben, and for this wonderful tool! I have used it many times and it was a big help! Much appreciate. :-)... read more »

  • ColdFusion / JavaScript Genius? Join Me, And My Growing Team At!

    Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    Am I a genius? Absolutely! There are a lot of people who would attest to that, too. Am I more specifically a JavaScript genius? No, I couldn't really claim that. I have learned a whole lot about JQuery and JavaScript and how to use it in my current position, but I think you are probably looking... read more »

  • Creating An Image Zoom And Clip Effect With jQuery

    Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    @Laurie, You were right that you had a right to comment about it and say whatever you felt. You were also right to stick up for yourself. That's something that is a responsibility for everyone. I was not sticking up for myself per se. Honestly, if someone craps all over @Ben, I wouldn't really ... read more »

  • Creating An Image Zoom And Clip Effect With jQuery

    Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    I guess there are some girls who are more uptight about stuff like that. I'm glad I am in the more easy-going column. If you were a dude, the other dudes on here would have jumped all over you, up and down. But because you are a lady, they are showing you respect and NOT saying anything. But I'm... read more »

  • A Better Understanding Of MVC (Model-View-Controller) Thanks To Steven Neiland

    Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    @Ben, oh, I know what you mean about work keeping you busy! I can certainly relate to that! What my situation was is this: At work, they got to where they expected me to do off site work, but wouldn't give me access to the database. So for most of my applications, I needed to be able to get dat... read more »

  • Creating An Image Zoom And Clip Effect With jQuery

    Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:34 AM

    lol this subject has only come up half a million times or so. This post was a relatively long time ago. @Ben has really cleaned up a lot of his code and examples because of comments like the previous comment. I, personally, think it is totally unnecessary and love this example...I think it is AWE... read more »