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 2011

On Eloquent Conversations, Part 1

by Raju Gandhi

It goes without saying that an enterprise consists of many moving parts, with multiple applications that serve to support different business processes. These applications rarely live in a silo, and consequently need to be integrated to allow for reliable and in some cases, secure data transfer. In this two-part article series, we will discuss some of the hurdles to integration and some possible approaches. We will then turn our attention mainly to messaging. We will also take a look at Spring Integration, a library from Spring Source that lets us integrate our applications in a unobtrusive and declarative manner.

MongoDB - Why and How?

by Peter Bell

Many NoSQL data stores are designed primarily to solve problems of scale. Unusually, Mongo can be a great fit for building web applications whether you need to scale or not. In this article we'll look at why you might consider Mongo, and how to get started with it.

Simple & Easy Guide to Types in Scala

by Daniel Hinojosa

There is much to love about Scala. One of the harder things to digest are types. Scala is a static typed language. Thankfully, much of the generics needed as a user are hidden. Those who have dealt with variance in Java will encounter some slight twists when working in Scala, especially when type inference and implicit function parameters are included. Many Scala books on the market do an excellent job covering variance, but the interplay between type inference and variances often lacks appropriate coverage. This article aims to apply some mental spackle to solidify the understanding of types in Scala.

Ajax Library Smackdown: Dojo vs. YUI

by Nathaniel Schutta

Ajax is everywhere, from the local newspaper to sites that the CEOs surf. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t rocket science, especially with the right library. Explore the popular YUI and Dojo libraries, and learn how they can simplify typical Ajax techniques and make JavaScript easier to work with. Discover why you should use a library in the first place and how to choose among libraries, and get some specific examples from YUI and Dojo.

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.