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About NFJS, the Magazine
- Includes an eclectic mix of articles centered on software development.
- Outstanding content that is easily consumed
- Covers the latest development tools, methods, and best practices
- All authors are speakers on the No Fluff Just Stuff Tour
- Makes a great reference
NFJS, the Magazine is published 10 times a year (the spring issue (January - March) followed by monthly editions April thru December). You will find 4-5 articles per edition along with a tips section and a great editorial piece.
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In this Issue - June 2011
by Kenneth Kousen
The Spock testing framework is clean, elegant, and very easy to use. In this article, many of the capabilities of the Spock framework are demonstrated, from basic tests to mock objects.
by Johnny Wey
Ever wanted to send push messages directly from a server to a client? Support real-time messages between multiple clients? Create fast-paced games running in a browser? With WebSockets, these things are not only possible but surprisingly easy.
by James Carr
In the May,2011 issue, Mark Richards explained the differences between JMS and AMQP and why we should be excited about AMQP. In this article I am going to follow up by taking a very in depth look at one of the popular AMQP broker implementations, RabbitMQ. I’ll cover setting it up, describe some of the interesting plugins, briefly cover some common messaging patterns that are useful to implement and finally setup a simple publish-and-subscribe channel between two different applications.
by Dave Klein
Object persistence has always been a thorn in the side of developers of object-oriented software. Our software works with objects but our data is stored in records. There is, thus, an impedance mismatch that our industry has spent enormous resources trying to overcome. Some have been driven to such depths of desperation that they have come up with things like EJB Entity Beans. Tools such as Hibernate bring improvements, but persistence is still one of the most difficult layers of an application –unless you are using Grails. Grails’ Object Relational Mapping makes developing the persistence layer of a web application simple, straightforward, and fun.
A Message From the Publisher
Jay Zimmerman - creator of the No Fluff Just Stuff Tour Series
First, let me take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of No Fluff Just Stuff. The emphasis of this magazine is all about quality content just like our software conference series. For those of you not familiar with the No Fluff Just Stuff Symposium series let me share a little history. I started NFJS in 2002 to offer high quality technical content in a conference format and offered in over 30 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. The credo of NFJS is simply: Local Venue, World Class Conference. NFJS offers individuals the opportunity to attend an outstanding conference right in your own backyard whether you live in Milwaukee, or Denver, just to name a few. The NFJS conference series is focused on great technical content(stuff) and little to no fluff - advertising, vendors, etc...
NFJS, the Magazine is an eclectic mix of articles centered on software development and all that entails. Whether you are a developer, architect or manager, you should find all of the articles in NFJS interesting and enlightening. All of the article authors are speakers on the No Fluff Just Stuff Tour and published thereby insuring a great read. We want this magazine to be time efficient for the reader. To me, NFJS the Magazine is all about outstanding content that is easily consumable. The other great thing about the format of this magazine is that you can easily read articles out of sequence over the months and refer back to something anytime. Unlike traditional magazines, NFJS has a much longer shelf life and makes a great reference source.
We are very excited to bring you NFJS, the Magazine ten times a year. I hope you find NFJS, the Magazine to be a great informational resource. Drop me an email and let me know your thoughts.
- Jay Zimmerman
- jzimmerman < at > nofluffjuststuff.com
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