NFJS, the Magazine

NFJS, the Magazine

Subscriptions include a calendar year of issues (March - December) regardless of when you subscribe. When ordering after March, your subscription includes access to the previous issues of the current year. Each month, you will receive an email with a link to download the magazine PDF and associated code samples.

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

In this Issue - March 2009

A Case For Continuous Integration

by Jared Richardson

Continuous integration is a practice that is increasing in popularity across the industry, and for good reason. CI provides process transparency, saves time, and leverages the expertise of your team.

So you want to be Agile?

by Venkat Subramaniam

Agile Development is not a 'guaranteed success with little effort' approach. As organizations are increasingly trying to adopt the agile development methods, it is important to realize that there is nothing magical about agility. It takes a lot of discipline and hard work to succeed. Agile Development can help those determined, by providing a guiding framework that increases the chances of success. In this article, we'll get back to the fundamentals: why we want to be agile and how we can realize it.

Intro to Functional Languages

by Ken Sipe

There has been an explosion of software development languages in recent years. Chief among these languages or programming approaches is functional programming. This article will go through the details of functional programming;concepts, terms, approaches, and languages. The target audiences for this article are developers that already understand programming but are totally new to functional programming.

Message Driven POJOs - messaging made easy

by Mark Richards

Spring provides a simple yet powerful messaging framework for receiving and sending messages. In this article I will demonstrate how to develop messaging-based applications using message-driven POJOs (MDPs) and describe some ways to use them in messaging-based applications. Given that no framework is entirely perfect, I will also discuss some of the limitations with MDPs and how to get around them.


A Message From the Publisher

Jay Zimmerman - creator of the No Fluff Just Stuff Tour Series

Jay Zimmerman
  • Jay Zimmerman

Greetings!

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.