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 - October 2010

What's Brewing in Java 7: The Language Features

by Venkat Subramaniam

The next version of Java—Java 7—has some interesting features. Among them are close to half a dozen language features. These features are being researched, experimented with, and developed under the code name Project Coin by the nice folks heading these initiatives. In this article you’ll learn what’s new in the Java language and explore the benefits of these features.

Waste!

by Hamlet D`Arcy

In our industry no one recommends increasing waste, there are no waste evangelists, and no pro-waste lobby. So why is there so much of it? As we scramble frantically through the day to please our customers we are often not even aware of the pointless trail of half done work and unwanted features we leave in our wake. This article helps you understand what waste is, where it comes from, and what you can do about it by mapping the seven wastes of Lean Manufacturing into the software development field. If you want both better software and happier customers then quit wasting time and read this article.

Arquillian: A component Model for Integration Testing

by Dan Allen

If you’ve ever attended a No Fluff Just Stuff event, you likely came away with the message ingrained in your head that testing is important...correction, crucial, and you should do it. Period.

Spring Roo - A Jump-Start for Your Java Project

by Paul Chapman

Putting together a new project can be time-consuming and tedious. Sorting out the build, mapping your database, setting up frameworks. With Spring Roo, you can do all this and more in minutes. Then you can get on and do the real work.


A Message From the Publisher

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

Jay Zimmerman
  • Jay Zimmerman

Greetings!

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.