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 2013

Making Your Build Groovy, Part III: Groovy Grape and Gradle

by Kenneth Kousen

The first two articles in this series talked about standard Java tools, like Ant and Maven, how Groovy can make them better. This article focuses on tools from the Groovy ecosystem, one of which is designed for scripts and the other for general builds.

Habit of Mastery - Part II

by Andy Painter

Sometimes the one thing that we should be doing is masked by negative habits. How do we determine the right thing to focus on and create the ability to habituate this behavior?

Spring Boot: More Power, Less Configuration

by Craig Walls

Imagine developing a Spring application without any configuration of any kind. Sound impossible? With Spring Boot, it is very possible.

Effective Aggregate Design, Part III: Gaining Insight Through Discovery

by Vaughn Vernon

Part II discussed how [DDD] aggregates reference other aggregates, and how to leverage eventual consistency to keep separate aggregate instances in harmony. In Part III we’ll see how adhering to the rules of aggregate affects the design of a Scrum model. We’ll see how the project team rethinks their design again, applying new-found techniques. That effort leads to the discovery of new insights into the model. Their various ideas are tried and then superseded.

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.