Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
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Charlie Arehart

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Charlie Arehart

  • Experimenting With Asynchronous Data Access Using Parallel Array Iteration In Lucee 5.3.2.77

    Posted on Jul 1, 2019 at 8:45 AM

    Ugh, my browser somehow filled in Charles for my name--confusing when there is indeed Charles R in this thread also. Sorry, folks. And Ben, as for bugs I didn't mean so much about differences between cf and Lucee, as a) the issues you found and blogged about Lady year (about CF) and b) the i... read more »

  • Experimenting With Asynchronous Data Access Using Parallel Array Iteration In Lucee 5.3.2.77

    Posted on Jul 1, 2019 at 8:06 AM

    Thanks for the additional info, Ben. And yep, when the feature was added, there was indeed discussion from those having experience with futures and promises, about what was missing or not the same. I didn't have a horse in the race (and still don't), so I did not pay close attention. And I d... read more »

  • Experimenting With Asynchronous Data Access Using Parallel Array Iteration In Lucee 5.3.2.77

    Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    Hey Ben, great stuff from you, as always. Thanks. FWIW, while you mention this parallel option for arrays as an alternative to cfthread for async operations, it seems worth mentioning (for the sake of readers readers new to the topic) that both Lucee and CF2018 also offer yet another option... read more »

  • Time-Boxing A CFThread And Then Terminating It If It Takes Too Long To Complete In ColdFusion

    Posted on Nov 18, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    Hi, Ben. Interesting stuff as always. I do have a concern for you and readers. I'm both this post and the other, you show doing a sleep. Just beware that while such a sleep can be terminated, many common operations that could hang up a request (or thread) will NOT terminate on request like t... read more »

  • FusionReactor Offers Excellent Insight Into Java And ColdFusion Server Performance

    Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Great to read this, Ben. Thanks for the kind regards and of course most important great to see you encouraging others to consider FR. Like you, I feel that a server without it is challenging to really understand. And beyond the alerts, let's also praise the logs, which can help with post-mortem an... read more »

  • ColdFusion Image Resize Stuck At sun.java2d.cmm.kcms.CMM.cmmColorConvert With Massive CPU Usage

    Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Hey Ben, cool stuff (well, bummer to see, but thanks for sharing). Since you see it happening on 1.7, but others see it happening on 1.8, it will be interesting to see if it ends up really being in the JVM, or in CF, or perhaps in some library that CF uses. To that point, you don't mention what up... read more »

  • ColdFusion Threads Hanging On JDBC Pool CheckIn / CheckOut

    Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    @Mike, just to help readers, are you saying that (that the settings were implemented after load testing) with respect to having turned on the GC interval settings? If so, some may wonder then how they could have been the source of a problem. (I was never quite sure who had turned them on at Invisi... read more »

  • ColdFusion Threads Hanging On JDBC Pool CheckIn / CheckOut

    Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    @Tim had asked above, "If you disable the automatic collection what is the recommended solution for doing collection manually and how often? Is this best suited to a scheduled task that runs during off peak hours?" That points up something that I think was not quite clear from Ben's post:... read more »

  • ColdFusion CFQueryParam Binding vs. SQL Execution

    Posted on Mar 6, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Revisiting this older thread, I have some additional suggestions on the subject of clearing CF's query cache (which is enabled via the CFQUERY attributes CACHEDWITHIN or CACHEDAFTER). While one approached offered for clearing it will work, it requires access to the CF Admin. There is in fact a littl... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Reading In A File Using CFFile And CFInclude

    Posted on Mar 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    @Vivek, I would assert that your errors that worked in 5 but fail in 7 are due to a known issue in CF 7 (though not really discussed much until CF 8 was said to have fixed it.) The good news is that there is a fix, and/or also an Admin setting that may be your issue. First, to clarify, in CF 7 (m... read more »

  • Handling 404 Errors in ColdFusion (via IIS Throwing 404)

    Posted on Feb 13, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    To Dave and others who like the idea of instead just putting a CFML-based error handler into the IIS custom error handler for 404's, beware. That now takes control for filetypes other than just .cfm,meaning GIFs, JPGs, etc.. I saw one situation where a site had lots of missing files, and they used t... read more »

  • Charlie Arehart On ColdFusion 8's Hidden Gems

    Posted on Nov 18, 2007 at 1:02 AM

    Hey Ben, thanks so much for the kind words. I really appreciate it. I should say, though, for those who may be motivated to look at the presentation, that while Ben says it has "a laundry list of all the awesome features available in ColdFusion 8 that you need to know about", it actually is *just* ... read more »

  • jQuery Reference Guide By PACKT Publishing

    Posted on Oct 21, 2007 at 6:46 PM

    Wow, Ben, great review. And thanks. Hopefully you've posted it to Amazon as well (just checked and it's not there, but maybe it's in the process of being approved). Saw John Farrar's review there. Go CF community! :-)... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Hiding / Encrypting ColdFusion CFID And CFTOKEN Values

    Posted on Jul 6, 2007 at 5:42 PM

    Thanks again for the indirect plug. I couldn't agree with you more about the value of having someone guide you through the rich waters of CF. :-) Of course, all your readers will gladly thank you for the many, many tours you yourself have been offering on your blog here. Now, as for HTMLEditFormat,... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Hiding / Encrypting ColdFusion CFID And CFTOKEN Values

    Posted on Jul 6, 2007 at 1:32 PM

    Thanks, Ben. Why, yes it is. :-) I presented it at CFUnited and am thinking of offering it as an online class. People often are amazed to learn of new things (and there are over a hundred) that came in 6, 6.1, 7, 7.01, and 7.02. I list them all. But I will say that most (though not all) of it is al... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Hiding / Encrypting ColdFusion CFID And CFTOKEN Values

    Posted on Jul 5, 2007 at 10:19 PM

    Ben, no one has mentioned another option that your reader(s) may want to consider, when concerned about the security (relative insecurity) of CFID/CFTOKEN. It's not quite what he was looking for, but it is indeed true that they're both really short values which could be rather easily guessed by a bo... read more »

  • GetPageContext.Include() DOES Parse Files And More (Thanks Charlie Arehart)

    Posted on Feb 19, 2007 at 5:29 PM

    I think what Ethan meant is that he's using the Include method to call a CFM template (instead of using CFINCLUDE) so that the execution of that page causes the application.cfm to fire. As such, I'm not sensing he's doing it to include the application.cfm itself, but rather indirectly. That said, I... read more »

  • GetPageContext.Include() DOES Parse Files And More (Thanks Charlie Arehart)

    Posted on Nov 1, 2006 at 9:56 AM

    No, Ben, sorry. I'm afraid I don't. If you can't find an answer elsewhere, if you get a chance, try it on BlueDragon (which supports the getpagecontext function as well). If you get the 500 there, you could ask on the BlueDragon intere4st list (free support from BD engineers). I'm traveling and have... read more »

  • GetPageContext.Include() DOES Parse Files And More (Thanks Charlie Arehart)

    Posted on Nov 1, 2006 at 8:05 AM

    Glad to help, Ben. :-) As with that other entry (and all my contributions), I just enjoy sharing what I've learned, whether on my own or from this great CFML community. Cheers.... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Reading In A File Using CFFile And CFInclude

    Posted on Oct 31, 2006 at 7:45 AM

    If it's not obvious, I was writing my note at the same time Steve was writing his, and posted it before reading his which made a similar point. :-)... read more »