• Several Short Talks

    Start Time:

    May 7, 2014 11:00 PM

    The upcoming NEJUG meeting on May 8 will sport a collection of 30 minute talks on a range of topics, as described below. This is a departure from our regular one Lightning Talk (about 10 minutes) plus a Main Presentation (of about 90 minutes). The evening's schedule is set up to cover a wide range of relevant and interesting topics for our members and we expect this format to become a regular once- or twice-a-year occurance.


    The first two talks, regarding Java 8, are set up to compliment each other, first with a broad overview and then with a focused review of the new time/date API. After the break, we will follow up on last month's CORS Lightning Talk with a more in-depth presentation, and then finish up with an advance discussion of how the functional language mechanism of monads can be applied to Java (including how Java significantly limits how much of the monad concept can be "imported").


    Java 8 - Six Months into the New World (by Kyle) - In March 2014, Java 8 was released to the world after more than 3 year of development. A number of exciting new features were added to the language and a few notable changes were made to the JVM that every Java developer will want to be aware of. In this presentation I'll guide you through what's new and will provide brief demonstrations of how Java 8 will enable you to write cleaner code that your colleagues and future self will appreciate.


    Java 8 - The New Date and Time API (by Sualeh) - We will briefly go over what is wrong in the current Java date and time support. Then we will clarify date and time concepts, and show how the new Java 8 Date and Time API makes working with dates and times much better.


    CORS (by Mahesh) - With  ever increasing demand for rich, distributed and dynamic content  by Web Applications, W3C concepts like CORS (Cross Origin Resource Sharing)  and Web Sockets are enabling such dynamic content access/delivery possible by applications.  Right off the shelf, most application servers and API do not provide necessary HTTP Filters for enabling CORS communications.  In this session we will look at  real world applications for CORS and how to enable CORS for your Java Enterprise Servers  for allowing  business applications/data/API accessible using CORS requests by Web Browsers.


    Monads in Java (by Morgan) - After explaining what monads are, this talk will explore what parts can be implemented within the Java language and how even that limited use can simplify several types of coding problems.

NEJUG Calendar

Recent Events
    • 10X Productivity for Developers and Architects

      Thursday August, 11, 2022 06:30 PM
      Zoom Meeting
      Anywhere - MA

    Maximize your impact through Communication, Emotional Intelligence, and Influence.

    Communication and Charisma are 70% of your office and social life success. Productivity is key to success in software architecture and development. We will be exploring different principles so you do not have to work 60 to 80 hours a week. We will discuss proven strategies to make you the most influential Developer and Architect with greater Empathy and Self Regulation. This talk is for you as you can now SLANT your way to being a leader. You will learn how to increase Emotional intelligence in just one month, which amounts to 85 to 95% of your success in the office. You will be able to self-regulate and increase awareness like a pro in just 10 minutes to avoid anger, disappointment, exhaustion, frustration, stress, Worry, Anxiety, and Confusion. You will master the SCAMPER technique to understand a problem and create new opportunities like Ray Cork and Steve Jobs.

    Please register for this presentation on meetup.com

    These will be some of the questions and challenges we will address in this talk:

    • How to maximize impact by delivering excellent work by doing more in less time.
    • How to gain control of our life. Everyone has 24 hours, even Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.
    • How to communicate effectively with anyone in 15 minutes build trust.
    • How to increase listening skills to understand other person’s perspective.
    • How to lead teams by winning followers in the first meeting and build relationships and trust
    • How to visualize your perfect day so everything is done like magic using the Six Phase Meditation Technique.
    • How to generate new ideas like a pro so that you can champion Million dollar products.
    • What five choices to take to the path of extraordinary productivity.
    • How to do more work with less time by asking questions and delegation.
    • What are 5 Ways To Experience Flow and Get Crazy Productive.
    • Are you multitasking? And nothing is getting done? Do you feel that there are many moving parts and nothing is getting accomplished?
    • What can you do to make a difference in your organization?
    • What techniques can you adopt to eliminate distractions?

    This talk is ideal for the following roles:

    • Architects
    • Technical Leads
    • Programmers
    • Integration Architects
    • Solution Architects
    • Senior Managers
    • Directors
  • In this example-driven session, we'll review several tips and tricks to make the most out of your Spring development experience. You'll see how these tips fit into a real (albeit small) Spring application and be able to take them with you as you apply them to your project.

    Spring has been the de facto standard framework for Java development for nearly two decades. Over the years, Spring has continued to evolve and adapt to meet the ever-changing requirements of software development. And for nearly half that time, Spring Boot has carried Spring forward, capturing some of the best Spring patterns as auto-configuration.

    As with any framework or language that has this much history and power, there are just as many ways to get it right as there are to get it wrong. How do you know that you are applying Spring in the best way in your application?

    Please register for this event on meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/nejug1/events/286555275/

    The  link for zoom meeting will be send out a day befire the event, only those members who register for the event  on meetup.com will receive the zoom meeting link. 





    • NEJUG becomes Boston Java Users ACM Chapter

      Wednesday June, 01, 2022 12:00 AM


    We, the new board members, are thrilled to announce that NEJUG is now an official chapter of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery - acm.org). We are excited about this new chapter in the history of  NEJUG. The group, hereafter, will be known as “Boston Java Users ACM Chapter” or “Boston Java Users” for short. 

     The board consists of following volunteer members, some members are designated with specific roles mentioned with their name below. 

    1. Baris Kazar
    2. Justin Sun (Treasurer)
    3. Kyle Smith
    4. Lori Fair
    5. Mahesh Acharya (Vice Chair)
    6. Peter Kelley
    7. Ralph Navarro
    8. Rohit Bhardwaj 
    9. Seung Kim 
    10. Stevel Lintz (Chairman)
    11. Sualeh Fatehi

    To reflect the change of name, we have registered following domain names, which currently forwards to nejug.org


    Please note:

    • There are no changes at the moment to the current members and the membership on nejug.org. 
    • New persons wishing to join Boston Java Users may sign up for an account on this website. 
    • We will continue to post the events/meetings on nejug.org and on https://www.meetup.com/nejug1/
    • You will also receive e-mail delivery of all meeting announcements. 


    Please feel free to reach out to us (link below) if you have any questions regarding this announcement. 


    We thank all the members and we look forward to resume our monthly meetings in the very near future,  please stay tuned. 



    • Open Invitation for NEJUG Members to Join Board of Directors

      Attended: 1
      Thursday April, 14, 2022 07:00 PM


    The NEJUG core planning group is evaluating the option of forming a legal entity as a Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (https://www.acm.org/) . We are looking for passionate individuals that have been part  of the NEJUG community in the past and would like to do more in the future. If you are interested in such a role (Board of Director), please join us for a Zoom video conference on Thursday April 14, 2022 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm EDT. 

    We will send the Zoom meeting link privately to all interested memebers.