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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Doug Boude

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Doug Boude

  • One Man's Search For Love - My cf.Objective() 2011 Lightning Talk

    Posted on May 17, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    Aw, @Topper, sounds like some big teddy bear needs a good ol' fashioned man hug! Bring it on in here buddy, c'mon...that's it. :) Ah, now isn't that all better? Go ahead, let it out my man. That's what friends are for, no shame in just gettin' it on out there on the table. you big lug, you! :)... read more »

  • Using Logical Operators To Perform Ternary Operations In Javascript

    Posted on Nov 18, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    That is interesting stuff. I sure hope, though, that I never have to work on code where someone decided to substitute that approach for ternary operators! It's just not at all readable to me, and would be easy for me to get outputs flipped in my mind as I'm working through the logic. You should burn... read more »

  • ColdFusion vs. XYZ - It Finally Got Physical

    Posted on Aug 11, 2009 at 3:26 AM

    Ben, here's what you gotta do man: you have to go back to that place on a regular basis wearing the exact same shirt until you manage to flush this guy out again. Only this time have some backup (just in case) and challenge the guy to a public "code-off". At the very least, gather some info about hi... read more »

  • Ben Forta At The NYCFUG: ColdFusion Centaur, Bolt, And Flash Tour

    Posted on Jun 12, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Ben, the "<<<" is followed by a label, in this case "eEnd". Linebreaks are then ignored until a line containing the label followed by a semicolon is found. So, when "eEnd;" is encountered, processing of that variable's value ends. Within that content, curly braces are used to contain variab... read more »

  • Ben Forta At The NYCFUG: ColdFusion Centaur, Bolt, And Flash Tour

    Posted on Jun 11, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Hey Ben. Regarding the heredoc syntax, here's a small php snippet where I've used it to create a dynamic sql statement (variable in the 'having' clause): $userid = 486; $sqlExperience = <<<eEnd SELECT resID, max(case expType when 'FR' then totalyears else 0 end) as FR, max(case expType when... read more »

  • Ben Forta At The NYCFUG: ColdFusion Centaur, Bolt, And Flash Tour

    Posted on Jun 11, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Hey buddy, when are you gonna lay Magnum on us? lol, just kidding! (Zoolander reference, fyi) Sounds like it was a very cool meeting indeed. One thing that you commented on that stood out to me was in regards to the "CFScript Parroting". You said "with the exception of CFSaveContent which wouldn't ... read more »

  • Guess The Coin Amount, Win Cool Prizes

    Posted on Mar 23, 2007 at 11:15 AM

    $71.92... read more »

  • Mysterious Form Field Truncation That Doesn't Throw Errors

    Posted on Sep 2, 2006 at 10:11 PM

    I had that exact same pain in the butt about 6 months ago when building a small app to store documents within a database. After I'd convert the whole thing to binary and base64 encode it. it would store just fine. But upon retrieving and trying to reassimilate it, SOME of the time it would fail...tu... read more »