• Mob Programming to Learn a New Programming Language in an Hour

    Wednesday March, 27, 2019 06:00 PM Chewy 343 Congress St Boston MA 02210

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    Learning a new programming language doesn’t have to be hard. Sure, there’s a lot of new stuff to wrap your head around: syntax, keywords and symbols, conventions, how to define variables and methods, arrays, and the list go on and on! But what if there were a technique and toolkit you could use to master a new language fast?

    In this session, Richard Kasperowski introduces mob programming and code koans. Mobbing is about getting all the best minds working on the same computer at the same time. Code koans are a series of micro-puzzles that teach you the new language in little chunks, using test-driven development. We’ll mob together on a set of code koans to learn a new language. Even better, we’ll decide on the language together! Current choices include C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, and Ruby.

    Who should attend? Anyone who wants to learn about mob programming and how to learn a new language.

     

    We would like to thank our event host Chewy.com for all the support for making this event possible in Downtown Boston. 

     

     

  • Resilient Cloud Architecture Design Patterns

    Thursday March, 14, 2019 06:00 PM Microsoft 5 Wayside Rd Burlington MA 01803
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    Resilient architecture is crucial for all cloud implementations. In this talk, we explore different design patterns to make a distributed application more resilient. 

    As part of this journey, for any process, we need to ask what if something goes wrong? Then, plan a course of action to the process auto heal without any human intervention and how to lower risks by performing canary deployments. Design starts with at first understanding of requirements and performing empathy map and value chain analysis. 

    Thinking application as stateless for all the API calls makes the system available most of the time requires creating a cache for common distributed data. Next, we examine how to deal with cascading failures, and timeouts scenarios.  Applications, as part of auto-healing, need to Detect, Prevent, Recover, Mitigate, Complement so that the service is resilient. 

    Key takeaways for the audience are as follows:

    • Resiliency is essential for any feature in cloud
    • Understanding the value chain is critical to identify failure points
    • Challenges come in identifying if there is a failure and design the system for auto healing
    • Focus should be first to prevent a failure to occur. 
    • Identifying key challenges in your company and tools and techniques to auto-heal and provide a sustainable solution

  • Terraform - Transform the Virtual Machine landscape

    Thursday February, 14, 2019 06:00 PM Microsoft 5 Wayside Rd Burlington MA 01803
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    Have you ever wanted to deploy hundreds if not thousands of virtual servers with the single click of a button. Who hasn't? With a little JSON and the utility Terraform by HashiCorp, this power can be yours. 

    By deploying your infrastructure as a service, you can not only keep track of what resources are where, but also easily adjust or deploy additional resources without the need for navigating cumbersome user interfaces.

  • Migrating to Java Modules: Why and How

    Thursday January, 10, 2019 06:00 PM Constant Contact Reservoir Place 1601 Trapelo Road Waltham MA 021451
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    Java Modules are the future. However, our enterprise applications have legacy code, a lots of it. How in the world do we migrate from the old to the new? What are the primary challenges?

    In this presentation we will start with an introduction to modules and learn how to create them. Then we will dive into the differences between unnamed modules, automatic modules, and explicit modules. After that we will discuss some key limitations of modules, things that may surprise your developers if they're not aware of. Finally we will discuss how to migrate current applications to use modules.

  • Fourth Annual NEJUG Holiday Party

    Thursday December, 13, 2018 06:00 PM Bertucci's 475 Winter St Waltham MA 02451
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    The NEJUG Holiday Party is scheduled for our normal "second Thursday" in December, but it is not a normal presentation meeting. Instead, it's an "all fun time" event where we get to chat, eat, drink, and socialize. Come, join us for dinner, great conversation and raffle prizes. Buy your tickets now and get the early bird discount!

    CLICK HERE 🡆  NEJUG Holiday Party Tickets (at EventBrite)

    Menu items include:

    • Rolls

    • Salad
    • Appetizers
    • Chicken Parma
    • Four Cheese Ravioli
    • Rigatoni, Broccoli & Chicken
    • Dessert
    • Soft drinks, tea, and coffee are included.
    • Cash bar also available.
    • NO PIZZA - That's for regular meetings...

     

    Space is limited to 50 guests so buy your tickets early! Tickets for yourself and your guests are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nejug-holiday-2018-tickets-51209185051

    There will be a Raffle drawing and you have a chance to win a Gift Card -- Thanks to our sponsor Attivio

     

    Corporate Sponsors:

    We are looking for additional corporate sponsors to help maximize the fun! Contact Avi Neer <avineer@gmail.com> if you have a sponsor idea or contact for monetary support, raffles items, or door prizzes.

     

    Thanks to our primary Holiday Party sponsor:

    John Galt contributes to the success of organizations and individuals throughout the United States by expertly matching them with one another. Founded in 1997, they have worked with thousands of organizations and individuals over the years to enable them to achieve success. Their focus is on contract technology professionals in disciplines which are critical to an organization’s success.

     

    Raffle Gift Card Sponsor:

     

     
    Attivio is an intelligent answers and insights platform that brings intuitive search experiences to businesses. In doing so, we help mid-to-large sized companies solve their most complex search needs/projects, such as customer support, risk avoidance, and digital transformation. To do this, we leverage our own natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML) capabilities to provide a personalized and accurate search experience that delivers actionable answers to every question, instead of a simple list of links.

     

  • Shift-Left Performance - A Real World DevOps Approach

    Thursday November, 08, 2018 06:00 PM Constant Contact Reservoir Place 1601 Trapelo Road Waltham MA 021451
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    While "DevOps" is a very overrated and misused marketing term, we have many DevOps stories from around the world proving that shared responsibility between Dev and Ops can work out really well.

    A key component of DevOps is open communication and feedback loops. Monitoring data is one source of these feedback loops. Too often, however, this is only done in Operations for firefighting and root cause analysis. Kevin will discuss approaches of Shifting-Left Performance into the Continuous Delivery Pipeline to give earlier and faster performance, scalability and architectural feedback to developers, testers, architects and business.

    The presentation will include some hands-on experience on how to bake monitoring into DevOps tool chains such as JIRA, Bitbucket, Jenkins, Git, HipChat, JMeter, … - there should be something for everyone who wants to learn some new tips & tricks on how to become more “DevOps’y”

  • Meshing Around with Istio

    Thursday October, 11, 2018 06:00 PM Constant Contact Reservoir Place 1601 Trapelo Road Waltham MA 021451
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    Check out the Prezzi that Jonathan made for this presentation

    https://prezi.com/view/awP8F1N9QDV3vRCEAYCY/

     

    Kubernetes out of the box is a strong platform for running and coordinating large collections of services, containers, and applications. As is, Kubernetes is powerful for many solutions.

    Remember Underdog?  He was a mild-mannered dog, but when stress and conflict were introduced to the plot he took a magic pill, he became a superhero. Istio is a superhero for Kubernetes.

    Istio is an open, platform-independent service mesh that manages communications between services in a transparent way. With a distributed architecture many things can fail, slow down and become less secure. Istio provides solutions to those stresses in our plot toward this architecture style:

        • Traffic management

        • Observability

        • Policy enforcement

        • Service identity and security

     

    We will explore these benefits with Istio through some working examples on Kubernetes. The key point is this meshing solution allows your Java code to be less coupled to the inherent weaknesses of a distributed platform.

  • 2018 New England Software Symposium - Sept 28-30th in Framingham, MA

    Friday September, 28, 2018 12:00 AM Sheraton Framingham 1657 Worcester Rd Framingham MA 01701
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    Register today for the 2018 New England Software Symposium returning Sept 28-30th to Framingham, MA

    The No Fluff Just Stuff Java Symposium Tour Series long considered the premier Java/JVM/Agility Event Series is returning to Boston this fall! Witness first hand the best a conference has to offer: exceptional speakers, content rich ninety (90) minute technical sessions, right sized event model (capped at 250 attendees) all experienced in a vendor free environment.  At a No Fluff Just Stuff event, the focus is entirely on the attendee experience and nothing else!

    **Local Venue, World Class Experience**


    Event Name: 2018 New England Software Symposium
    Dates: Sept 28-30th
    Location: Framingham, MA
    Venue: Sheraton Framingham
    URL: https://nofluffjuststuff.com/conference/boston/2018/09/home

     

    Make sure and use your special JUG discount of $50 by using the promo code nfjsusergroup50 when registering.
    If you are registering with a group, the highest discount will apply - group or JUG discount.

    REGISTRATION FEES:

    Early Bird Individual: $1025/person thru Sept 10th

    Excellent Group Discounts! Available - bring your entire development team to the show:

    5-9 Attendees: $900/person
    10-14 Attendees: $875/person
    15-24 Attendees: $850/person
    25-over Attendees: $825/person

     

    See you there!

     

    Jay Zimmerman

    2018 NFJS Tour Director

    jzimmerman@bigskytechnology.com

     

  • An Introduction to Domain Driven Design

    Thursday September, 13, 2018 06:00 PM
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    Today’s enterprise applications are complex, distributed and mission critical. In this session we want to share how the concepts, tools and patterns introduced by Domain Driven Design helped us in enterprise application architecture and design. DDD is invaluable in strategic architectural decision making. DDD was instrumental for us to layout our microservices architecture. We learned to speak DDD and adopted that as our medium of communication to build our team. DDD made our communication with outside teams and integration within the enterprise easier. It made us conscious about implications of enterprise integration at strategic and implementation level.

     

    This presentation will include concepts of strategic and tactical DDD. It is also organized in such a way to encourage discussion rather than follow a strict lecturing mode.

  • Double Magic: The Micronaut JVM uService Framework & The Influential Engineer

    Thursday August, 09, 2018 06:00 PM Constant Contact Reservoir Place 1601 Trapelo Road Waltham MA 021451
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    Michael Carducci is frequent speaker on a range of advanced topics in the modern application development space. With this NEJUG presentation , he draws on both his serious technical background, as well as his deep experience dealing with software culture. It's going to be a magical event!

    With such a strong set of available talks, it was difficult to choose just one - so we've decided to pick two topics that Michael is most passionate about: The Micronauts Framework, along with The Influential Engineer. 

    Micronaut is a modern, JVM-based, full-stack framework for building modular, easily testable microservice applications. In this session he'll give a solid overview of Micronaut - it's strengths, capabilities and best practices when building & testing services, functions and reactive apps. Even if you don't use Micronaut itself, you'll get a clear understanding about what's possible with a well engineered micro-service framework.

    Being The Influential Engineer is a dream of seasoned professionals, thumb-sucking nubies, and many in between. After pure technical competency, the most important set of skills we have are social. During this part of the meeting, Michael will share with us clear and simple techniques that we can use to effect culture change in our organizations, lead the transition toward a new technology, or simply ask for - and recieve - better tools. How awesome is that!?

     

    More information about these and his many other presentations is available at he No Fluff, Just Stuff web site, at his about the speaker page.