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 - May 2012

Client-Side MVC with Spine.js, Part 1

by Craig Walls

Web apps just aren’t like they used to be. There was a time when it was sufficient for HTML to sit idle in the browser until the user clicked a link or some button. Then the server would do some work, generating some new HTML which would lazily sit in the browser awaiting the next user action.

On Prototypal Inheritance, Part 2

by Raju Gandhi

In the first installment of this series, we discussed objects and functions in JavaScript. In this second, and final, installment in this series, we will go a bit further and see how functions are used as “instance factories” or constructors to create objects. We will see how we can use these “constructors” to not only instantiate new instances, but also endow new objects with a predefined set of properties applicable to that “class” of objects (much like Java classes). Finally, we will put it all together to build our own hierarchy. We will also see some potential potholes and how to avoid them in your code.

Making use of Scala Lazy Collections

by Venkat Subramaniam

We're used to collections of objects in OOP and in Java. Some of the modern languages add flavor to collections, they let us postpone the insertion (and computation) of elements in collections. In this article we’ll learn to use lazy collections and understand the benefits they offer.

Integration Testing Web Applications Using Gradle

by Kenneth Kousen

The Gradle build tool includes a wide range of available plugins to make development easier. In this article, the web and jetty plugins are used to build and deploy web applications. Integration testing is done by creating a dedicated Gradle configuration directory. This system makes it easy to make integration testing part of your automated build process.


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.