NFJS, the Magazine

NFJS, the Magazine

Subscriptions include a calendar year of issues (March - December) regardless of when you subscribe. When ordering after March, your subscription includes access to the previous issues of the current year. Each month, you will receive an email with a link to download the magazine PDF and associated code samples.

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 - August 2009

Using GORM to Boost Legacy Spring Applications

by Joseph Nusairat

Using GORM with your Spring application can increase productivity and readability of your code.

Architecture and Agility

by David Hussman

Contrary to some mythology, using agile methods does not mean living life one iteration at a time. Successful agile communities use iterations and stories to validate their architectural direction. While agile methods will not magically manifest your architecture, they will help you discover sooner which designs work and which do not. This article covers some of the many agile practices that promote the craft of building and delivering sound architectures that can grow and adapt.

Collections Fu, part 1

by Ted Neward

Most Java developers can rattle off their favorite two or three Collection classes from the java.util namespace. But simply knowing the API doesn't mean you know Collections.

Effective Web Testing with Selenium

by Jared Richardson

Selenium is an open source web testing tool. It's made amazing strides in the past few years, and has several features that make it a compelling tool for developers and testers.


A Message From the Publisher

Jay Zimmerman - creator of the No Fluff Just Stuff Tour Series

Jay Zimmerman
  • Jay Zimmerman

Greetings!

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.