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A close friend of mine asked me recently, “So, John, what’s hot in the Java World today?” My response was about a topic that I’ve been working on for a while but recently has seen an uptick in notoriety. “Text processing”, I replied, “and not just text extraction either. I’m talking document type detection, metadata extraction, language detection and even content extraction”. “But John, that’s just not sexy!” “I don’t care” I replied, “you’re not going to get away from it!” As of April 2011, the Library of Congress has collected about 235 Terabytes of data and adds about 5 Terabytes per month. In 2010, Germany’s Climate Research Center (DKRZ) was generating 10,000 Terabyte of data per year (that’s 10 Petabytes with no plans to stop). And the list goes on...
Modern computing is on-the-go. At one time, the only way to use an application was at a desk on a stationary computer. Laptops made computing more portable, although only slightly so. Now, the applications we write are expected to be available anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Increasingly, applications are consumed while the user is in transit, whether they be on a bus, on a train, at an airport, or in a car (hopefully they’re not driving).
Heroku is a Polyglot Cloud Application Platform that provides you a place to run your apps. Heroku features instant deployment and scalability without having to worry about maintaining servers and infrastructure. Being a polyglot platform, Heroku can run anything, including Java, Scala, Node.js, Ruby, and Python. You can get started with Heroku in a variety of ways but the easiest way for Java developers to give Heroku a try is to start with an application template on the heroku.com/java webpage.
It is fairly obvious that the Web has been a success. It has affected almost every aspect of our personal, professional, educational, financial and commercial lives. But, compared to what it will be, you have not seen anything yet.
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.