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 2012

Introducing Java Modularity

by Kirk Knoernschild

Module frameworks are gaining traction on the Java platform and they promise to change the way we develop Java applications. In the first of two articles based on the book, “Java Application Architecture: Modularity Patterns with Examples Using OSGi”, we explore the benefits of modularity, examine modularity in the context of software architecture, and lay the foundation for designing more modular software today.

Spoiled for Choice: Which Integration Framework to Use?

by Kai Wähner

The number of applications which must be integrated, has increased considerably recently. Interfaces use different technologies, protocols and data formats. Nevertheless, the integration of these applications shall be modeled in a standardized way, realized efficiently and supported by automatic tests. Spring Integration, Mule, and Apache Camel are lightweight integration frameworks offering a standardized, domain-specific language (DSL) to integrate applications. This article explains when to use these integration frameworks and compares the three alternatives.

Leveraging the Roles and Responsibility Model

by Mark Richards

Whether starting out from scratch or maintaining an existing application, there will always come a time when you need to add new business functionality and capabilities to an application. Which classes and components should contain the new functionality? This question may sound simple and obvious but in most cases it isn't. All too often applications end up becoming overly complex and unmaintainable due to one missing component: the simple but powerful roles and responsibility model. This article shows how the roles and responsibility model can be leveraged to build robust and maintainable software applications.

Heroku Deep Dive

by James Ward

Heroku is a Cloud Application Platform that supports a variety of languages (e.g. Java, Ruby, Python, Node.js) and services (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, New Relic). With Heroku you can instantly deploy applications, provision services, and scale to meet demand. On Heroku you can run anything so you don’t get locked into non-portable APIs. This article will dive into the details of scaling, Add-ons, logging, and a number of other pieces of the Heroku platform.

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.