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Nolan Erck

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Nolan Erck

  • Building Executable Scripts For The Mac OSX Command Line

    Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 6:58 AM

    Great post, Ben. Coincidentally, I'm currently working on a set of "Beginning CentOS" posts for my blog that are along the same lines -- semi-introductory tasks on a Linux platform, for someone new to the me. :)... read more »

  • The Performance Cost Of Throwing Exceptions In ColdFusion

    Posted on Jul 20, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Ben, thanks for the info! Very interesting -- I figured they were "expensive" but to see actual numbers/stats is quite enlightening. Jose, the rule of thumb I usually use is, "if it's NOT physically possible to write an if/else statement to check this error, then use a try/catch block" (i.e. the ... read more »

  • A Problem With My Coding Methodology That's Driving Me Crazy

    Posted on Jun 12, 2009 at 6:02 PM

    Hi Ben, Usually I use something along the lines of what you use, with a bit of what Sean mentioned thrown in as well. For me, upper-case means "constant" (because I'm also from a C/C++ background), so I don't do upper-case scope names; I do use a similar prefixing system to yours -- arrUsers, strF... read more »

  • My 1,000th ColdFusion Post - What It Means To Me (And Free Prizes)

    Posted on Jan 23, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    1000 posts?! Yikes! I feel like a mope commenting now because although I do read your blog pretty regularly, I think I've only left 1 or 2 comments. And now I'm jumping on the "gift certificate" bandwagon...I suppose at least that shows that I read the whole post, right? :) Have a great weekend. ... read more »

  • Finding Template Execution Stack in ColdFusion

    Posted on Oct 30, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Hi Ben, Thanks for posting this -- just this morning I needed code to solve this problem (for my debugging library) and your sample works great. I've refactored it into a UDF, and made a few tweaks. Would you mind if I submitted the UDF to I'll of course give you credit for the origina... read more »

  • CFModule Works With Non-CFM Files

    Posted on Feb 27, 2008 at 3:27 AM

    I use that from time to time on .sql files, when i have a REALLY complicated SQL query. It's easier to build it in an .sql file, let Query Analyzer check it for syntax/QA, then just have ColdFusion call the very same .sql file when it's ready for my app to use. Saves a bit of copy/paste work. :)... read more »

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