NFJS, the Magazine

NFJS, the Magazine

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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

In this Issue - March 2010

REST and SOAP Web Services Testing with soapUI

by Rohit Bhardwaj

In the enterprise world web services act as a link to connect disparate applications. SOA and web services help companies to seamlessly interact with each other. Users do not care where the service is rendered and which technology is used. Problems come when resolving issues with SOA or web service implementation. SoapUI helps by effectively simplifying the testing of web services. SoapUI is extremely useful to developers, quality assurance, and managers. This article is the first of a two part series in which we will delve into soapUI. We will discuss RESTful and SOAP web services and how to perform functional testing. We will discuss powerful Groovy scripting for manipulating data and validation.

OSGI Myths

by Craig Walls

A place for everything and everything in its place. Methods, classes, packages, JAR files...these are all mechanisms that we can use to organize the code within Java applications. Slicing an application into cohesive and loosely-coupled parts increases the maintainability, comprehensibility, testability, and reusability of those parts.

Open Source Business Intelligence

by Tim Berglund

As the relentlessly improving economics of data storage and retrieval continue to reward businesses for recording ever-greater volumes of data, wise developers see a greater priority in understanding the basics of business intelligence tools and concepts. Traditionally these tools have been the province of specialized data architects and heavily funded strategic initiatives. Their strategic nature is more obvious than ever, but now free and open-source tools have emerged that enable nontraditional data specialists to take control of Big Data.

Clojure: Taking Control

by Howard Lewis Ship

Clojure enthusiasts often talk about the "power" of the Clojure language, but it can be hard to nail down exactly what that means. We'll take a close look at Clojure’s macro feature, to demonstrate how Clojure gives you control over the language itself.


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.