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 - September 2010

Gradle - The Groovy Way To Build

by Ken Sipe

Is the most complex aspect of your project the build system? Tired of troubleshooting broken builds only to discover it is the build system? Frustrated with XML or with build system constraints? There's a more groovy way to build your project that leverages convention over configuration and sensible defaults called Gradle.

Top Five Ways to Improve Your Java by Adding Groovy

by Kenneth Kousen

Groovy complements Java rather than replaces it. Since Java forms the backbone of most enterprise systems, here we discuss ways to simplify your Java development by adding Groovy to existing systems. Groovy has a syntax that is particularly easy for existing Java developers to understand. Groovy can also be adopted incrementally.

Javascript for Grails Developers

by Dave Klein

Grails makes many web development tasks easier, applying convention over configuration, sensible defaults, and the power and productivity of Groovy. But as powerfully as it does this, there are still some rough bits of web development that we have to deal with. For some of us, one of those rough spots is JavaScript.

Practical DSLs in Groovy

by Peter Bell

Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) can be a great way to make your code DRY'er (Don't Repeat Yourself [1]), but there are many issues to consider when going from prototype to production. This article examines the elements required to turn a DSL from a lab experiment into a valuable long term resource.

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.