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 2013

On the road to learning

by Raju Gandhi

We, as developers, live and thrive in an industry which not only sees its languages, tools, and techniques change every few years, but one that also regularly experiences tectonic shifts in the very paradigms upon which these tools are built! From desktop to web to mobile, from object-oriented to functional programming, we are not only expected to keep abreast of these changes, but also be proficient in them. How can we keep up? How can we best leverage our time to learn and retain knowledge effectively? In this article, we will consider a few strategies to help align ourselves with being a better student, and we’ll also take a look at some tools and techniques that can make our learning more meaningful, insightful, and long-lasting.

Refactoring to Modularity

by Kirk Knoernschild

The patterns of modular architecture help you design software systems that are more extensible, maintainable, and easily understandable. In the first of this two part series, we’ll explore how to apply several of the patterns by refactoring a monolithic application to a more modular architecture.

RESTful Groovy

by Kenneth Kousen

The JAX-RS 2.0 specification, which will be released as part of Java EE 7, provides annotations for building RESTful web services. It says very little about hypermedia, however. This article shows how JAX-RS web services can be implemented using standard Groovy simplifications and includes hypermedia through structural links, transitional links, and a MessageBodyWriter.

Getting Started with D3.js

by Brian Sletten

It is an exceptionally fun time for JavaScript based data visualization. There is a surplus of toolkits, frameworks and approaches. Some are canvas-based. Some rely on SVG. One of the most powerful and compelling approaches is D3, based on the author’s time at the Stanford Visualization Group. This article will be an introduction to the powerful, declarative, and data-driven approach provided by the D3.js framework.

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.