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Next Meeting - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Debugging with RDi From the on Ramp to the Cruising Lane


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Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

 Sign in 5:15p.m.; Speaker 6:00-7:15p.m., Dinner to Follow

Place: Red Stone Grill, 120 Chestnut Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760  register
Topic: Debugging with RDi From the On Ramp to the Cruising Lane
Speaker: Charles Guarino
Dinner: Steak Tips Penne Pesto - Penne pasta tossed in a pesto cream sauce with roasted red peppers, sundried tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella cheese.  Topped with grilled steal tips and finished with grated parmesan, or Chicken Marsala - Sauteed chicken breast in a sweet marsala sauces served with mashed and vegetable, or Lobster Ravioli - Jumbo lobster stuffed ravioli saute in a brandy cream sauce and toped with jumbo shrimp, or Vegan or Vegetarian - available on request.

Cost:  NEMUG Members $30, Guests $40, Students $10.  Make check payable to NEMUG  Mail to NEMUG, c/o Eileen Newell, 455 Smith Street, N. Attleboro, MA 02760 or register on the NEMUG web site, and pay at the door

R.S.V.P. to Rasa Pizzi.  Register on the web, or e-mail
We must receive your reply no later than Friday, January 12, 2018
 ** No shows will be billed, unless cancellation is received by Tuesday, January 15, 2018

NOTE:  Annual membership payment is due for the 2017-2018 season.  If your company has not registered yet, download the annual invoice for membership from the NEMUG website  Bring the membership registration with check (payable to NEMUG) to the meeting to receive member rates.

Debugging with RDi From the On Ramp to the Cruising Lane


Displaying active variables? Check. Breakpoints? Yep, we got those too. Conditional and watch breakpoints? Sure thing. But what about service entry points, which allow us to debug another user’s job without having to use STRSRVJOB? Debug configurations to save multiple debug settings? Code coverage that shows each line of code executed when a program has completed? This is only the start of how the graphical RDi debugger exceeds the capabilities to the green screen version.

Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition, he is a professional speaker presenting at technical conferences and events across the United States and Europe. He is a frequent contributor of articles and webcasts for the IBM i community, with topics covering a broad range of IT topics and strategies. Charles is a member of COMMON’s Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame and The Long Island Software and Technology Network’s Twenty Top Techies. Recently Charles became the proud recipient of the Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship Award. Additionally, he currently serves as a board member of COMMON and also participates on COMMON’s Strategic Education Team (SET). Other professional endeavors have included being the president and monthly Q&A host of the Long Island System User’s Group LISUG (

Charles can be reached at

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Twitter - @charlieguarino


NEMUG Officers

President Dawn Dawson, The Moore Company (401) 315-6351
Vice President Chip DiFolco, Callico (774) 227-7373
Secretary Rasa Pizzi, Franklin Sports, Inc. (781) 573-2443, (508) 944-1545
Treasurer Eileen Newell, FGX International (401) 719-2337
Webmaster Jerry Perreault (401) 949-2613
NE Conference Liaison Chip DiFolco, Callico (774) 227-7373

Message from the President

Welcome to the first NEMUG Newsletter of 2018, boy does time fly!

We had a great turnout for the last meeting we had, way back in November. Almost 30 people attended while we heard from John Valance on SQL stored Procedures and application Modernization. Hopefully, weather permitting, we can get as many or more to come join us January 17 when Charlie Guarino comes to discuss ‘Debugging with RDi From the On Ramp to the Cruising’.

<soapbox> Whether you are going to attend or not, please think about this…Why attend a NEMUG meeting? Do you come for the Topic, the speaker, the food, or to network with others in the same line of work? We get together in the summer to try to line up topics and speakers for the following year, then every month present the topics that we believe have a lot of interest. If we never hear from you, then you may not see what you want to learn about. Please let us know what you’re interested in, so we can better manage this, “Your Users’ Group”! </soapbox>

Hope to see a crowd in January!

Happy New Year!

And, “may the Force be with us”; or “May the odds be always in our Favor”.

Eileen (NEMUG Treasurer)


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Welcome to the following New and Renewing Member Companies

(as of 10/18/2017)


Aurora Technologies
Cape Cod Bay Systems
FGX International
Franklin Sports, Inc.
JH Lynch & Sons, Inc.
Mestek, Inc.
The Moore Company
NATCO Products Corp.

Thank you for your support of NEMUG!
If your company has not registered yet, go to the website to download the annual invoice for membership (on left side of the home page). Bring a check (payable to NEMUG) and the form with you to get the member prices at the meeting.

(Schedule is subject to change)


September 27, 2017

Beyond Rational Data - NOSQL Data - Jim Mason

October 18, 2017

Open Source Tools - Christopher Burns

November 15, 2017

IBM i SQL Stored Procedures and Application Modernization - John Valance

December, 2017

No meeting - Enjoy your holidays

January 17, 2018

Debugging with RDi From the On Ramp to the Cruising Lane - Charlie Guarino

February 21, 2018

What you need to know when upgrading IBMi to 7.3 - Pete Massiello

March 21, 2018


April 23 - 25, 2018

NE User Groups Conference, Framingham MA

May 16, 2018


June 20, 2018

TBD - Donna Westmoreland (Midrange Dynamics)



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