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 Scotch On The Rocks (SOTR) 2011 (Edinburgh) with: Cyril Hanquez and Hugo Sombreireiro and Reto Aeberli and Steven Peeters and Guust Nieuwenhuis and Aurélien Deleusière and Damien Bruyndonckx

Thom

Member since Feb 27, 2012

Recent Blog Comments By Thom

  • Converting Between String And Binary Values In ColdFusion

    Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Not using UTF-8 is very common. Notably, Java uses UTF-16 for their internal string representation. UTF-8 has only become popular (relatively) recently, due to the fact that it's partly backwards compatible with ASCII. I wouldn't be terribly surprised if the default for toString was ASCII (an eas... read more »

  • Relative File Paths Work In A ColdFusion File System

    Posted on Jul 16, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    I've always found ColdFusion's lists (delimited with "/") to be an elegant way of traversing directories. (Though it doesn't fair as well with this example.) <cfset parentDirectory = ListDeleteAt(currentDirectory, ListLen(currentDirectory, "/"), "/") /> That... read more »

  • ColdFusion 10 Beta - Closures, Function Expressions, And Functional Programming

    Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    @Ben, Very nice library of higher order functions. I especially like memoize. A nice addition could be curry, which takes a function and some arguments, and partially applies those arguments to the function. For example, curry(function(a, b){ return a+b; }, 7) would return a function tha... read more »