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 - April 2010

Execute Around Method Pattern in Java and JVM Languages

by Venkat Subramaniam

The Execute Around Method Pattern is a pattern from the Smalltalk days that helps, among other things, with timely deterministic cleanup of resources. In this article we’ll explore how that pattern can be implemented and used in Java and other JVM languages.

Hadoop and a Healthy Hoarding Mentality

by Matthew McCullough

The open source large-scale processing framework from Apache humorously named Hadoop has silently and gradually snuck up on the software industry. Calling it a mere framework would be something much less than the truth though. Hadoop, along with the generalized MapReduce concepts, are literally reshaping the way developers and architects think about handling data at a grand scale.

Ajax: Tools of the Trade

by Nathaniel Schutta

JavaScript is one of the most widely used - and misunderstood - languages employed today. Though a part of their toolbox for years, many developers shunned it after struggling with browser incompatibilities and exceeding the limits of alerts as a debugging tool. For many years, a happy detente was reached; many software engineers happily retreated to the comfortable confines of the server leaving the JavaScript work to user interface designers. But then the Earth moved, Jesse James Garrett coined the term Ajax, a new generation of web applications was born and developers found renewed interest in JavaScript.

Rest and SOAP Web Service Testing with soapUI, Part 2

by Rohit Bhardwaj

Last month we discussed how SoapUI helps by effectively simplifying the testing of web services. This article is the second of the two part series in which we will delve into more features of soapUI. We will discuss Mashup of REST and soap web service testing, Load Testing and Mock simulation of SOAP web services.

A Message From the Publisher

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

Jay Zimmerman
  • Jay Zimmerman


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.