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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Brian Kresge

Member since May 23, 2011

Recent Blog Comments By Brian Kresge

  • After 2013, I'm Looking Forward To 2014

    Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Ben, I've had a year or two like that, some with military mobilizations, some with just professional and personal life. No little bromide I might throw at you can really make a difference. There's no assurance that things even will necessarily better. All I will do is hope that things to get bet... read more »

  • My Experience With AngularJS - The Super-heroic JavaScript MVW Framework

    Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    @Romu, I agree with some of your points, not so much with others, but it all sort of misses my point. Here it is, simpler: a) Dismissing the value of learning this or that framework on the merits of its relevance to job finding is fallacious. b) Dismissing the value of learning this or that fram... read more »

  • My Experience With AngularJS - The Super-heroic JavaScript MVW Framework

    Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    I am in a position where I interview programmers, and I'd like to inject something that may be helpful. What is said: "There is no demand for it (that I know of). Why should I learn it?" What I hear: "I am possibly unimaginative. My value may be limited to rote fulfillment of pr... read more »

  • Getting ColdFusion, Helicon Ape, X-SendFile, URL Rewriting, And IIS To Work Together

    Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    I share your pain with deploying CF on IIS. It's all a headache, when you get right down to it, whether it's Apache/Tomcat or IIS 7. CF is magical because for 90% of what we do, it's adequate and it's fast. It's that 10% where we run into issues, and I find leaning on host offerings, be it .NET o... read more »

  • The Anatomy Of An INNER JOIN Query In SQL

    Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    I think with SQL Server, most of what makes something work in this or that execution plan depends on the kind of join hints you aim for. I don't try and make a career out of what DBAs are for with query optimization, but every now and again I run into large volumes, especially with ERP work, that c... read more »

  • Object Thinking By David West

    Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    I've long tried to evaluate the efficacy of development theorem vs. practical application, and I deal mostly in OO vs. procedural. Not to wax capitalist, but the "right way" is the one that doesn't produce errors, makes clients happy, and gets one paid. I deal primarily in a seriously un... read more »

  • My Experience With AngularJS - The Super-heroic JavaScript MVW Framework

    Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    @Ben, Thanks! This is awesome stuff. Must. Find. Excuse. To use it. Now.... read more »

  • My Experience With AngularJS - The Super-heroic JavaScript MVW Framework

    Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Ben, maybe you ran into something similar with Twitter, with handling event handlers triggered by things like setTimeout or XHR. My understanding is that these fall outside of AngularJS. I imagine they provision for those with what, $apply? I think my conundrum would come in with third party APIs... read more »

  • Apparently ColdFusion Cannot Handle Chunked Multi-Part Form Data

    Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    @Nicolas, I really ultimately only had two options if there were no other choices but to use SOAP-MTOM, and that was to either handle the transactions directly in a CFX, or as I ultimately ended up doing, building a DLL specifically for those transactions. .NET since 3.0 (WSE) has had nice handler... read more »

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

    Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    @Anna - hah, yeah, the laws of kashrut are intricate and varied. I used to have to do masgiach duties at a military facility where we had a space that was ostensibly to be a kosher kitchen. 9/10 times I was having to explain those rules to non-Jews we shared the space with. For my part, I'm a veg... read more »

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

    Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Anna, We're in that boat, too, and it seems to vary for customer. A year ago I was working for a solely CF e-commerce shop, and there was design convention around no-script users, if only because a significant portion of their purchasing demographic could be grandmas with the circa 1990s Packard B... read more »

  • Using Plupload For Drag & Drop File Uploads In ColdFusion

    Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    It's nifty stuff like this that makes me wish I worked for your startup or Epicenter. I stare all day at ERP and CRM systems, and realize that I'd have to do half the typing if it were in ColdFusion.... read more »

  • Converting Between String And Binary Values In ColdFusion

    Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    This is especially useful knowledge. I'm thinking of the struggles with strings to binary, particularly when dealing with DB2 and EBCDIC.... read more »

  • Hostek.com Offering Free ColdFusion 10 Beta Hosting

    Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Has anyone heard if Hostek is going to make CF10 available without an upgrade when it goes gold? I am loving this release almost as much as I did CF9. It's definitely a bright ray of light.... read more »

  • Hostek.com Offering Free ColdFusion 10 Beta Hosting

    Posted on Mar 1, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Just a quick update, I did indeed do the beta under my reseller account, and it set me up a new site from which to play with it. The REST stuff is simple to produce and get the hang of quickly. My goodness, I am in love with it. I can envision refactoring a present suite of web services with rela... read more »

  • ColdFusion 10 Beta - Critical Bug In Compiling Function Expressions / Closures

    Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    @Anna, I know we've talked about it before, but I'm of a religious set that's pretty okay with stay-at-home weemens, but also okay with them working, too. Work or not, that's up to my boo, so to speak. Where I get concerned is just how seriously underrepresented females are in our vocation, and a... read more »

  • ColdFusion 10 Beta - Critical Bug In Compiling Function Expressions / Closures

    Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    @Anna, That's awesome! I've often lamented that I've gravitated back towards the bucolic/blue collar hybrid point of my own origin - the tech jobs are there, but the really cutting edge work would still would take me to Philly or Baltimore. SSBI has to be redone every five years since the conditi... read more »

  • ColdFusion 10 Beta - Critical Bug In Compiling Function Expressions / Closures

    Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    @Anna, That's great stuff! I currently work directly in the .NET world, but CF remains something I definitely like to keep the foot in the door with freelancing. Either way, it's the same sort of thing, beating off offers with sticks, but geographically, it's more .NET than CF. Add a DoD securit... read more »

  • Hostek.com Offering Free ColdFusion 10 Beta Hosting

    Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    @Brian, <maniacallaugh>Thanks!</maniacallaugh> I know I'm going to see if I can drop that wonderful Taffy stuff in favor of CF10 for REST...I can't tell you how excited this has me.... read more »

  • Hostek.com Offering Free ColdFusion 10 Beta Hosting

    Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    I currently have a CF9 reseller account through them...I wonder if under that condition one could score a test site with CF10 beta under that? In any case, sweet! Thanks for sharing this!... read more »