Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
Ben Nadel at cf.Objective() 2014 (Bloomington, MN) with: David Bainbridge
Ben Nadel at cf.Objective() 2014 (Bloomington, MN) with: David Bainbridge ( @redwhitepine )

Rob Barthle

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Rob Barthle

  • What Happens When A ColdFusion CFLock Timeout Is Exceeded Without Error?

    Posted on Jul 10, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Question. What would you consider a good standard setting for the timeout value? We have an issue with a new CF Unix server that is failing load tests constantly (it is configured to the bare minimum specs required in terms of memory, and would take an Act of God to get more memory) and the hardwa... read more »

  • My First Year As A Mac User On The Apple MacBook Pro

    Posted on Jun 7, 2011 at 11:28 PM

    I switched to Mac about 2 years ago. I'll never look back. Having the Unix filesystem under the hood is a huge plus in my book, Unix-based systems have always been better performing for me than Windows systems ever have. All my production servers are Unix, and will be as long as I am in charge of it... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: Application-Specific Data Sources

    Posted on Dec 6, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    Ben, Any ideas on why this will not work for CFSTOREDPROC tags? Seems like this is only for CFQUERY, but I cannot figure out why they'd only do it for that.... read more »

  • Project HUGE: Huge In A Hurry - Get Big - Phase 2 / Week 3

    Posted on Jun 12, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    As a pitcher in baseball, one of the scariest things I fear is the term "rotator cuff injury". You have to treat these with kid gloves. My strength coaches in high school and college worked on all us pitchers the same way - low weight and high reps are the key to not blowing them up (and you're not ... read more »

  • Using The OnError() Event Handler Implies A "200 OK" Response Status Code

    Posted on Apr 29, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    @Matt, One thing to keep in mind is that by fudging a 500 error, you are adding a 500 error to your logs. Which means any web site reporting tool such as Urchin will report these as errors within your sites. I have been on many a contract where monitoring and reducing the number of 500 errors is a ... read more »

  • Handling Remote API Errors With Application.cfc's OnError() Event Method

    Posted on Apr 23, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Thanks Ben, that did it. I figured it would be something simple... :(... read more »

  • Handling Remote API Errors With Application.cfc's OnError() Event Method

    Posted on Apr 23, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Ben, I've hit a snag implementing this, and it makes no sense. jQuery is not seeing the full ERRORS array for some reason. Here is JSON that my CF passes back, it validated on JSONlint: {"ERRORS":[{"ERRORTYPE":"","ERROR":"Error"}],"SUCCESS":false,"DATA":""} But in my jQuery, the only thing that i... read more »

  • Handling Remote API Errors With Application.cfc's OnError() Event Method

    Posted on Apr 20, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    One other thing I'd like to comment on. While using CFHEADER to fudge a 500 error that the AJAX code can catch is definitely easier to do (and judging from the other blogs and tutorials I have read, that seems to be the "preferred" method of error management by AJAX coders), it becomes problematic w... read more »

  • Handling Remote API Errors With Application.cfc's OnError() Event Method

    Posted on Apr 20, 2009 at 6:01 AM

    Ben, I was the one that posed the question to Ray. Thanks for your work on this, between this post and the responses that Ray got, there is a lot to think about and a lot of good approaches to handling security for AJAX calls. I am slowly getting my work to look at AJAX as a viable solution for som... read more »

  • Creating Microsoft Excel Documents With ColdFusion And XML

    Posted on Apr 5, 2007 at 10:32 AM

    It should be noted that this will not work unless you are using Excel 2002 or later. That is when Microsoft added XML support to Excel. While on the face it sounds irrelevant, consider that most Federal Government agencies are still using Windows 2000 and Office 2000 on a wide-scale basis. That's th... read more »