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 2012

Cargo Cult Programming

by Mark Richards

Cargo Cult Programming is a term used to describe the process of developing software without really understanding the languages, tools, techniques, and frameworks used to develop it. Unfortunately, this Anti-Pattern still continues to plague our industry today, even though the term was coined decades ago. In this article I will describe what the Cargo Cult Programming Anti-Pattern is, why it is so bad, and some simple techniques you can use to help avoid this Anti-Pattern.

Functional SOLID, Part 3

by Matt Stine

In this issue we continue our short series on the intersection of the SOLID principles of object-oriented design and programming with the functional programming paradigm. Functional programming languages allow us to free our verbs from the prisons of nouns that exist in languages like Java. This will allow us to easily avoid the pitfalls associated with not obeying the Interface Segregation Principle.

log.rofl('Fun with Groovy Metaprogramming')

by Kenneth Kousen

This article demonstrates Groovy's runtime metaprogramming capabilities by adding methods to a Java library class. To do so, first the new Category annotation is used, then the metaclass is used directly and finally the “Intercept-Cache-Invoke” pattern is used to make the name of the added method arbitrary.

Using Higher Order Functions

by Venkat Subramaniam

Higher order functions are a key part of functional programming. In this article, using examples, we'll learn their benefits, and how to create and use them in Java, groovy, and JavaScript.

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.