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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
NFJS, the Magazine is published 10 times a year (the spring issue (January - March) followed by monthly editions April thru December). You will find 4-5 articles per edition along with a tips section and a great editorial piece.
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In this Issue - December 2010
by Ted Neward
With the rise of the multi-core CPUs has come a commensurate interest in functional languages like Haskell, ML, and Scala. Not being a functional language by nature, Java doesn’t usually come anywhere in that list, but since functional programming is, like object-oriented programming, more a study in concept than in syntax, it turns out that Java can do some fairly heavily "functional" things even without a new syntax or feature set; particularly with the use of the "FJ" library, an open-source implementation of functional concepts available for download from http://functionaljava.googlecode.org.
by Raju Gandhi
Clojure is a relatively new, dynamic Lisp that runs on the JVM. Clojure, being a Lisp, is extremely malleable and extensible, allowing Clojure the language, and the programmer the ability to create powerful yet consistent abstractions. Clojure, out-of-the-box comes with a set of these "mini-languages" and gives the programmer the ability to create new ones easily. In this article we will discuss some of these mini-languages, and how you can use them to write idiomatic Clojure code.
by Daniel Hinojosa
Most introductory programming books include a chapter on testing, seemingly as an afterthought. For the test-driven developer, that’s a little too late. Some programmers approach a new programming language with a few test-cases to understand a concept. Others thrive under fire and want to hit the ground running in a new programming language by creating an application. Regardless of your profile, this article will help you get started with a Scala testing environment so you can concentrate on the finer points of the language.
by James Carr
A Message From the Publisher
Jay Zimmerman - creator of the No Fluff Just Stuff Tour Series
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.
- Jay Zimmerman
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