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Play is a web framework that brings fun back to web development for Java and Scala developers. I know what you are thinking: "Oh no, another web framework?" Before you turn to the next article, give me five minutes to make the case that developers building web applications for the JVM cannot avoid Play Framework. I am certain that it will impress you.
The iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices conceived by Apple have become prevalent fixtures of modern life. For developers accustomed to Apple's Objective-C language, the transition from creating desktop applications to creating applications for mobile devices has been fairly smooth. If you are a Web developer used to working with dynamically-typed, lightweight languages, following agile practices like Test-Driven Development, and comfortable with a Unix Shell, then jumping into a development world with a (albeit more modern and more dynamic that say…Java) cousin of C++ and an IDE that looks like an F16 cockpit just doesn't seem appealing.
Software development teams are working hard to be as productive as possible and to get more from less. There have been great advances in the Java ecosystem through the realization of a number of languages geared to that end. Yet, either through fear of "newness" or the need to maintain legacy code, much code is still written in Java the language.
In part one of this series we will explore GPars, a concurrency library with Groovy fluency, built using Java. We will look into the convenience offered by this library to create multithreaded code. We will utilize the library to dispatch processing of tasks on multiple threads and then measure the performance gains we achieve from it.
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.