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In the first part of this article series, we saw how we can identify with an incremental mindset. We also explored how we could identify the start and end points of our journey using the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition and then chart a “game plan” to get there. In this second, and final, part of the series we will explore the notion of “deliberate practice”. We will also look at some tools and techniques to improve our comprehension and retention of the material at hand.
The lack of testing has many defenders but no defense. Yet, why is testing sometimes neglected — especially UI testing? One reason is because of the difficult and time consuming nature of UI testing. I’d like to introduce you to a new UI testing framework that not only makes testing Android apps faster and easier but also — wait for it — fun!
Whether we like it or not, we will need to make our code more asynchronous and concurrent than ever. Concurrent programming is faster. By executing processes on separate threads, and possibly on separate processors, the speed at which those processes complete period increases. Concurrent programming can place a slower process on its own thread while our program can work on other jobs (Wait isn’t this parallelism?).
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.