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Recent Blog Comments By Martin

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

    Posted on Jun 8, 2011 at 4:57 AM

    Hi Ben Thanks for taking the time to post your review. My laptop died last December and I too looked around for a while to find a replacement. I came so close to buying a Mac but in the end I bought a 13" Sony Vaio for these reasons: 1) I didn't want to buy and run two OS's - just one. 2) As a... read more »

  • Video Presentation: Regular Expressions, Extraordinary Power

    Posted on Mar 11, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Ben First things first, Ben Nadel is Awesome. I have always been a bit wary and confused by the power and complexity of regular expressions. Being at your talk at SOTR2011 - in typical fashion you broke it down into simple concepts and very quickly had me understanding it a lot better and in much... read more »

  • Reading In File Data Using ColdFusion 8's New File Functions

    Posted on Oct 7, 2010 at 6:35 AM

    Great post Ben and great discussion going on here in the comments too. I was looking at the new file functions specifically for reading (potentially) large amounts of data. I like the fact that fileOpen() and fileReadLine() let you get into a file without having to load the entire thing into memory.... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Parsing Very Large XML Documents In ColdFusion

    Posted on Oct 4, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    @Ben, I found some new file functions that were added in CF8: It appears reading individual XML lines (or any other "BIG" file) with CF is really quick and easy HOWEVER getting ColdFusion to recognise those ... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Parsing Very Large XML Documents In ColdFusion

    Posted on Sep 28, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    @Crania - that's great but it's not actually handling any of the data just spitting out the individual lines. Both CF8 and Railo can do this this very efficiently like this: <cfscript> myfile = FileOpen(ExpandPath( "./myFile.xml" )); while(NOT FileIsEOF(myfile)) { WriteOutpu... read more »

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