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Recent Blog Comments By Paul

  • Why NULL Values Should Not Be Used in a Database Unless Required

    Posted on Jul 1, 2009 at 2:12 AM

    If you are storing contact details in a table and you have a field Fax for example, if your contact does not have a fax machine shouldn't you put NULL in this field?... read more »

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

    Posted on Apr 27, 2008 at 6:51 AM

    I am an unexperienced web developer and was wondering if you could clarify the following. I am setting up a site which uses jsessionid. I am not planning on using cookies, but if I do then they will only store information that does not need to be secured ( for example, whether the user prefers 20 or... read more »

  • How Do You Use The ColdFusion CFParam Tag?

    Posted on Jan 2, 2008 at 5:41 AM

    i'm trying to work out if I should be using <cfparam> or structKeyExists(..) + validation to check incoming URLS have not been tampered with I read that in Coldfusion 8 <cfparam> has been dramatically improved - it is now 35 times faster than previous versions read more »

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