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 - September 2009

The Art of Messaging

by Mark Richards

Once you learn the Java Message Service (JMS) API and understand the basic configuration settings of your messaging provider, it’s time to apply that knowledge towards designing efficient and robust messaging systems. This article will help steer you in the right direction and teach you how to avoid some of the more common pitfalls associated with messaging.

Unit Testing with Grails

by Scott Davis

One of the coolest new features of Grails 1.1.x is the new testing infrastructure. In this excerpt from the soon to be released second edition of Getting Started with Grails, co-author Scott Davis gives you a quick tour of how easy it is to test your Grails application.

Ajax Library Smackdown: Prototype vs jQuery

by Nathaniel Schutta

Creating a modern web based application requires that we develop a rich interactive user interface that takes advantage of all the techniques in the Ajax toolbox. When these approaches were first introduced, many pundits insisted you needed to be a rocket scientist to pull it off - while not trivial today, high quality frameworks have helped our cause. In this article, we’ll take a look at how popular libraries like Prototype and jQuery have simplified the life of today’s JavaScript developer. We’ll talk about why we should use a library in the first place, how to choose between libraries and then we'll look at some specific examples from Prototype and jQuery.

Polyglot Programming: The Basic Nuts and Bolts

by Robert Fischer

Wherein high talk and grandiose visions of a world where all JVM languages can coexist in peace and harmony give way to the gritty ugliness of real practice, and Gant and the JVM are thoroughly exercised.

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.