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 - March 2014

Cloud Formations Understanding Cloud

by Ken Sipe

The term cloud from the start, like many terms in our field, was nebulous (pun intended), confusing and seemed to have a different meaning depending on vendor desire or personal experience. After several years of use and just after you seemed to have a handle on the term (at a minimum you could point to Amazon with EC2, Google with AppEngine and Microsoft with Azure and uttered the words “cloud”), the private cloud formed establishing dissonance again as to what is meant by cloud. At first the term seemed to mean off-premise, but now what does it mean?

Reactor - Part 1 : An #überfast Asynchronous Foundation For The Jvm

by Stephane Maldini

The JVM continues to improve its parallel computing capabilities thanks to asynchronous patterns and languages with functional patterns and immutable structures. But there are still ways to help your Java applications behave efficiently in a multi-core environment, which is where Reactor comes into play.

New Kid On The Block - Lambda Expressions Come To Java

by Venkat Subramaniam

With the release of Java 8 imminent, it's time to explore lambda expressions and the reasons why you should care about them.

Micro-messaging : Java, Mqtt & The Internet Of Things

by Andy Piper

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the fastest-trending and (potentially) most interesting topics of 2014. Discover its current and pending applications and how you can use MQTT in your Java projects to address the IoT space.

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.