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 - May 2010

Making the Complex Usable with JRuby

by Brian Sam-Bodden

One of the factors that made Java hugely successful is the myriad of open source libraries and frameworks available. The successful ones have had now a decade or more to mature and grow. A side effect of being successful is both intended and unintended complexity. In this article I will show you how a JRuby Domain Specific Language can breed new life into an old powerhouse Java library.

HTML 5 and the Kitchen Sink

by Brian Sletten

It has been over thirteen years since HTML 4 was accepted as a standard; it was a huge leap forward over previous versions.

Implementing Emergent Design

by Neal Ford

One of the difficulties for emergent design lies in finding idiomatic patterns and other design elements hidden in code. Metrics and visualizations help you identify important parts of your code, allowing you to extract them as first-class design elements. In this article, I’ll show how you can find idiomatic patterns lurking in your code and harvest them. First, I’ll cover how to use metrics to find hidden idiomatic patterns, and then show how to harvest that pattern as reusable code.

Functional Programming in JavaScript

by Robert Fischer

Functions are the basic building block of JavaScript’s structure. This article will provide a brief introduction to some key ideas of functional programming in JavaScript, as well as demonstrate some of the lesser-known features of JavaScript functions. After reading this article, the reader will be able to manipulate functions in a much more direct way, including writing their own higher-order functions.

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.