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New England Midrange Users Group

Meeting Announcement





Wednesday, February 15, 2017


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


Jimmy Gs Tavern (formerly Ambrosia Tavern), 116 Elm Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760


Lets Get Groovy


Jim Mason, Cape Cod Bay Systems and Sky Wealth Plan


Chicken Piccata; or Angus Steak Tips; or Fresh New England Haddock; or Veggie Stir Fry (Vegetarian). Also included are appetizers, salad, dessert, and coffee/tea.

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, February 10, 2017.

** No shows will be billed, unless cancellation is received by Tuesday, February 14, 2017. **


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Lets Get Groovy


What if there was a simple, free scripting language that:

is easy to learn and use

runs everywhere including IBM i

talks to everything: SQL & NOSQL data, documents, services


That's Groovy


The session covers: 

Groovy basics in 10 minutes

Using Groovy with IBM i

Sample solutions and code for data, documents, integration, Web

Build your own roadmap for Groovy payback


Apache Groovy is an object-oriented programming language for the Java platform. It is a dynamic language with features similar to those of Python, Ruby, Perl, and Smalltalk. It can be used as a scripting language for the Java Platform, is dynamically compiled to Java virtual machine (JVM) bytecode, and interoperates with other Java code and libraries. Groovy uses a Java-like curly-bracket syntax. Most Java code is also syntactically valid Groovy, although semantics may be different.


Groovy 1.0 was released on January 2, 2007, and Groovy 2.0 in July, 2012. Since version 2, Groovy can also be compiled statically, offering type inference, and performance near that of Java.[1][2] Groovy 2.4 was the last major release under Pivotal Software's sponsorship which ended in March 2015.[3] Groovy has since changed its governance structure to a Project Management Committee (PMC) in the Apache Software Foundation.


Jim Mason works 2 jobs like many of us:


Consultant Cape Cod Bay Systems

Database, Java, WebSphere, Data analytics, Integration, Web, Cloud 


Financial Coach Sky Wealth Plan

Help people set and reach their financial life goals




NEMUG Officers



Dawn Dawson,
The Moore Company

(401) 315-6351

Vice President  

Chip DiFolco,


(774) 227-7373


Rasa Pizzi

Franklin Sports, Inc.  

(781) 573-2443,

(508) 944-1545


Eileen Newell,
FGX International  

(401) 719-2337


Jerry Perreault

(401) 949-2613

NE Conference Liaison  

Chip DiFolco,


(774) 227-7373




Message from the President


It was great to see Faith Lamprey from Aurora Technologies who took time out of her busy schedule to discuss the constant changing demands and requirements of EDI. She shared some great information to stay current and try new things. It was a great session.  Thank you Faith!  We missed you!!

Joining us February 15th, is Jim Mason who consults for Cape Cod Bay Systems working in software development and is also a financial coach at Sky Wealth Plan. He will be presenting Apache Groovy to us.  It is an object-oriented programming language for the Java platform that is easy to learn and use on the IBM i. That sounds GROOVY.
Dawn Dawson, President NEMUG 


Attend NEUGC for FREE!!! **** Last chance for drawing!! ****
Do you want to attend the Northeast User Groups Conference in Framingham, MA for FREE? All you need to do is attend NEMUG meetings between September 2016 and February 2017. Those in attendance at the meetings will be entered into a drawing for a free registration for the April 10-12, 2017 conference.  Attending more than one of our NEMUG meetings? Get one entry for each meeting you attend. At one of our meetings in early 2017, we will draw the winner.  (Winner is responsible for their own lodging, transportation, and other expenses)


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Welcome to the following New and Renewing Member Companies

(as of 10/31/16)


Aurora Technologies



Franklin Sports, Inc.


JH Lynch

Jim Mason

The Moore Company





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)


February 15 GROOVY (language for IBM i similar to CL), Jim Mason

March 15 TBD

April 10-12 NE User Groups Conference, Framingham, MA,

May 17 TBD

June 21 TBD