The New England Midrange Users Group








Contact an Officer

 Download Annual    Invoice

Home Page



Next Meeting - Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - Open Source Programming Languages on IBMi


The New England Mid-Range Users Group is organized as a resource for users of IBM System i, i Series and AS/400 systems. If you were looking for the New England M User's Group (MUMPS) goto


Date:  January 23, 2019

 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 
Topic: Open Source Programming Languages on IBMi
Speaker: Erwin Earley - Rogue Wave Software

Beef Tenderloin Tips - Bourbon marinated beef tenderloin tips grilled to order and served with rice and seasonal vegetables

Chicken Parmesan - Panko breaded chicken breast topped with our house made San Marzano tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese; served over angel hair pasta

Ritz Crumbs Haddock - Fresh haddock filet, Ritz crumbs crust, topped with lemon butter sauce; Served with herb roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables

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

We must receive your reply no later than Friday, January 18, 2019
 ** No shows will be billed, unless cancellation is received by Tuesday, January 22, 2019




Open Source Programming Languages on IBM i

Join NEMUG on January 23rd when IBM technology expert, Erwin Earley will join us to present Open Source Programming Languages on IBMi.

Recently there has been a significant expansion in the Open Source Programming Languages available on IBM i.  This session will explore several of these including PHP, Python, Node.JS, and Ruby.  We will discuss the strengths (and weaknesses) of each language as well as their typical usage/application.  We will also take a look at understanding the syntax of the language as well as the integration capabilities that each languages has with regard to IBM i – including DB2 access and ILE integration and toolkits that are available for each language.


Erwin is currently a Senior Solutions Consultant at Rogue Wave Software working with the Zend line of products (Zend Server, Zend Studio) primarily with IBM i customers. Prior to starting with Rogue Wave, Erwin was a managing consultant in IBM’s Lab-Based Services organization responsible for the implementation of cloud-based solutions leveraging IBM’s PowerVC solution as well as Dev/Ops solutions centered around Chef and Docker. Erwin also played a key role in the propagation of open source technologies in IBM’s Power community. Erwin was involved in the initial enablement and rollout of Linux on the Power platform as well as PHP support on IBMi. Erwin has expertise in a variety of technologies including virtualization, storage, networking, and operating systems including AIX, IBM i, and several distributions of Linux including RedHat, SuSE and Ubuntu. Erwin is a frequent speaker at various user groups and technical conferences and has authored numerous articles on Linux, PHP, virtualization, and systems management.


NEMUG Officers:


Dawn Dawson,
The Moore Company

(401) 315-6351

Vice President  

Chip DiFolco,


(774) 227-7373


Rick Marcotte

iTech Solutions  

(508) 243-3508


Eileen Newell,
FGX International

(401) 719-2337


Rick Marcotte

iTech Solutions

(508) 243-3508

NE Conference Liaison  

Chip DiFolco,


(774) 227-7373


Message from the Board:

Welcome to the first NEMUG Newsletter of 2019!  

We had a good turnout for the last meeting back in November with speaker Rob Bestgen from IBM Lab Services who spoke on Transactional versus Analytical SQL.  It was a great session and we hope to have Rob speak again in the future on more SQL topics.  

With the new year comes New Year’s resolutions and a great one would be to learn more about your IBMi!  This month we have Erwin Earley, a Senior Solutions Consultant at Rogue Wave Software, coming on January 23rd to speak on available Open Source Programming Languages on the IBMi and what type of application they could be used for.  If you have been to NEUGC in recent years, you may have attended one of Erwin’s sessions. Join us on the 23rd to learn more about this evolving technology.

Happy New Year!


Dawn Dawson

NEMUG President



Special Note
Remember that in February, we will again be raffling 2 separate registrations to attend the NEUGC Conference scheduled for April 8-10, 2019 in Framingham.  The registrations will be chosen by random draw from all meeting surveys received from September 2018 through February 2019.  The more meetings you attend, the more chances you have to win!!


E-mail Notification
If you are not on our e-mail list, go to the web site at and click on the "Subscribe" button to be added to the list.


Welcome to the following New and Renewing Member Companies

(as of 1/1/2019)


Callico Distributors

FGX International

Franklin Sports
i Tech Solutions Group
JH Lynch & Sons, Inc.
The Moore Company

NATCO Products Corp.

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.

Thank you for your support of NEMUG!




The next meeting
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Register for next meeting:  Click to register


Manage your subscription to NEMUG emails


Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Subscribe
For Email Marketing you can trust

The Maxava iFoundation, established by Maxava, to support non-profit IBM i user groups, has awarded a grant to NEMUG.  We are proud to be recognized by the Foundation, and to have been selected for this award.  We look forward to a lasting relationship with them.

Click on either of the links to learn more about Maxava, and the Maxava iFoundation.


Click to see a 1968 midrange computer!




Copyright 2011-2012 New England Midrange Users Group

Site created and maintained by Jerry Perreault  -- Last updated January 10, 2019 -- Best Viewed at 800x600

Top of Form