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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 - October 2011
by Tim Berglund
Gradle is a next-generation build system designed to provide the right balance between conventions and customization. Based on a Groovy DSL, Gradle makes it very easy to add arbitrary logic into a build script, but this approach is hostile to maintainability and will not be compatible with the tooling solutions likely to emerge over the next year. Instead, Gradle provides a powerful plugin architecture to extend the functionality of the tool and the DSL it exposes to the build masters and users of the build. In this article, we’ll look at how to program and package Gradle plugins.
by Jeremy Deane
According to Programmable Web in 2010 the rate of growth in public Web APIs doubled1. This exponential trend continues in 2011 resulting in an ever more connected web. This connected contagion is not just relegated to the domain of Web 2.0 but has infected the corporate world. In fact, companies are becoming more reliant on Software as a Service (SAAS) to provide key business functions. In this article, we will explore several options for rapidly delivering flexible-integrated solutions.
by Johnny Wey
There was a time, not terribly long ago, when choosing a data persistence technology was a relatively simple task.
by Mark Volkmann
Cascading Style Sheets have a simple syntax for specifying the formatting properties to be applied to HTML content. Many would say the syntax is too simple. It is difficult to avoid repeating properties in multiple CSS rules. Sass addresses that issue and more, making it possible to keep formatting descriptions DRY. Being DRY allows a change to one property to affect the formatting of many related elements. This article assumes basic knowledge of CSS.
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
- jzimmerman < at > nofluffjuststuff.com
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