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 - August 2010

Google Your Persistent Domain Model

by John Griffin

In the October 2009 issue of NFJS, The Magazine I presented a discussion on full-text search and the open source search library Lucene. Through the use of a real life case study (this author’s real life by the way) the true power and speed of Lucene was demonstrated. However, as I noted in the article, all is not the proverbial bed of roses with Lucene. I mentioned that the problems you will face with it are a topic for a future article in this magazine. Well, we have finally arrived at that future article and Hibernate Search.

Get Cooking in the Cloud with Chef, Part 2

by Michael Nygard

In this follow-up to the June 2010 issue, we will use our newly minted superpowers to cook up some application components in Amazon’s EC2 cloud. We will use some of the stock cookbooks that come with Chef then we will season the stew with a few recipes of our own. By the end, you'll be ready to get into the kitchen and start cooking up your own systems.

Making Java Bearable with Guava

by Daniel Hinojosa

As a consumer of this magazine or as an attendee of the NFJS conferences, you are likely a programmer who is fluent in other computer languages like Groovy, Scala, Ruby, Python, or Clojure. So you know very well that when using these languages, you have had the pleasure of using constructs that make your life easier as a developer. So after a few days of philandering in other languages you come home to Java and you find yourself explicitly using looping mechanisms or programming boilerplate code over and over, giving your code a bloat that is obvious just by writing it.

HTML 5 Update

by Brian Sletten

It has been a while since we had an update on the status of HTML 5. In the last installment, we indicated that Google’s attempt to solve the video codec problem might not actually come from their largesse with VP8. We also had some remaining holes in Microsoft’s support. The good news is that in the ever-changing world of HTML 5, things ever change.

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.