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 - July 2010

Enterprise Security with Identity Access Management

by Rohit Bhardwaj

As the number of applications to support increase, users need to be given a different level of security identity access. Organizations must address identity management compliance concerns related to regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley(SOX), the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

The Secret to Building Highly Available Systems

by Mark Richards

During the summer of 2008 more than 200 flights were delayed or canceled at the Dublin airport due to a shutdown in the Dublin air traffic control radar system. In 2009, a shutdown in the FAA’s automated flight planning and communication system caused significant flight delays and cancellations across the country. In 2006 almost 200 flights were canceled at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport due to power outages and system failures in the Terminal Approach Radar system. Real-life situations such as these can place people in significant danger simply because critical systems were not available when they were needed the most.

Polyglot OSGi, Part 2

by Matt Stine

In part one of this article (June 2010) we set the stage for a powerful approach to enabling polyglot development by leveraging OSGi. In part two we’ll examine the pros and cons of this approach as well as what it takes to implement OSGi services in Groovy, Scala and Clojure. We’ll also point out a few gotchas that you might encounter along the way.

On Writing a Groovy DSL

by Raju Gandhi

Today, Groovy is a mature language on the JVM that gives Java developers a dynamic, flexible and highly productive and expressive medium while allowing seamless integration with existing Java applications and libraries. One facility that Groovy lends itself to very well is the creation of DSLs. A DSL (Domain Specific Language) is a language that has been built to express a specific domain, and one that allows for a rich vocabulary that can be shared by programmers and business experts. A DSL offers a higher level of abstraction than the host language that it’s written in. Groovy’s rich yet liberal syntax makes it a perfect candidate for taking on such an endeavor.

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.