• NFJS - 2022 New England Software Symposium

    Friday September, 23, 2022 12:00 AM Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield 1 Audubon Rd Wakefield MA 01880


    The 2022 New England Software Symposium returns to Wakefield on Sept 23-25th.

    New for 2022
    Each NESS 2022 registration now includes 2 1/2 days of World Class Virtual Training!(a $1500 value!!) with your conference pass!

    You can begin your NESS 2022 experience as soon as you register for NESS 2022 with your NFJS Virtual Workshop Credits.  Each credit equals 1/2 day of Virtual Training!  Go to https://nofluffjuststuff.com/virtual-workshops for more details!  

    The No Fluff Just Stuff Java Symposium Tour Series long considered the definitive conference series for software developers & architects returns to Boston/Wakefield this spring! Witness firsthand the best a conference has to offer: exceptional speakers, technically dense ninety (90) minute sessions, right-sized event model 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!


    Event Name: 2022 New England Software Symposium

    Location: Wakefield, MA

    Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield

    URL: https://nofluffjuststuff.com/boston


    Make sure and use your special NEJUG discount of $100 by using the promo code: nfjsjava100 when registering.     

    If you are registering with a group, the highest discount will apply - group or JUG discount.


    Individual: $1275/person

    Why attend?

    • Excellent Speakers: Authors and Project Leaders
    • Insightful 90 minute Sessions
    • Network with your local developer community   
    • No vendor promos   
    • Locally Based Event   
    • Great Venue   
    • Limited Attendance   
    • Meaningful Keynote   
    • Excellent Giveaways   


    What's Included - Registration Fee:   

    • Three Day All Access NFJS Pass  
    • Five (5) NFJS Virtual Workshop Credits - $1,500 Value!!
    • All Food/Beverage - Breaks & Meals
    • NFJS Laptop Bag, T-shirt and more!
    • Access to NESS 2022 Session Playback for one year!


    All the Best,
    Jay Zimmerman
    2022 NFJS Symposium Tour Series Director


  • Put Your Best Boot (Spring) Forward: Spring Boot Best Practices

    Thursday July, 14, 2022 06:30 PM Zoom Meeting Anywhere - MA


    <a target='_new' href="https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87553974466?pwd=VE1OVTFSMmtIckYzN2xQWHFBR0gzQT09">Click here for Zoom Meeting</a>

    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?

    Zoom Meeting Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87553974466?pwd=VE1OVTFSMmtIckYzN2xQWHFBR0gzQT09

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




  • 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

    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. 


  • So What’s Going On With Java EE?

    Thursday March, 12, 2020 06:00 PM Microsoft 5 Wayside Rd Burlington MA 01803

    <H3>NOTE: Registration is ONLY via MeetUp:</H3> <H4> <A HREF="https://www.meetup.com/nejug1/events/267429594/">MeetUp Registration: So What’s Going On With Java EE?</A>. </H4> <HR>

    What does JavaEE’s reincarnation as JakartaEE mean for developers? Author and JakartaEE ambassador Reza Rahman will discuss the recent history and present-day state of JakartaEE. He will then demonstrate the latest JakartaEE updates and coming attractions in Servlets, JPA, CDI, Jakarta REST, Security features, and other technologies.

  • Creating Resilient Micro-Services

    Thursday February, 13, 2020 06:00 PM

    <H3>NOTE: Registration is ONLY via MeetUp:</H3> <H4> <A HREF="https://www.meetup.com/nejug1/events/267429533/">MeetUp Registration: Creating Resilient Micro-Services</A>. </H4> <HR>

    The foundation of Application Resiliency is often found in the application code where Fault Tolerance is baked into the application at the time of designing and coding….

    This presentation starts with building resiliency ground-up by baking the basic crucial patterns into the application. Resiliency4j provides the out of the box integration with Spring Boot, a defacto standard micro-service framework.

    The patterns discussed include:

    • Rate Limiter
    • Retry
    • Bulkhead
    • Circuit Breaker
    • Timeouts

  • Distilling Java Containers

    Thursday January, 09, 2020 06:00 PM Microsoft 5 Wayside Rd Burlington MA 01803

    <B>Register at our <A HREF="https://www.meetup.com/nejug1/events/">NEJUG MeetUp events page</A></B>

    Three evolutionary ecosystems work well together: Java, Containers, and Kubernetes. Past versions of Java were never designed to be "container aware." This has led some to stray from the JVM to consider other shiny languages for Containers.

    But wait, let’s discover what Java 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 (…) has done to get our applications into efficiently distilled containers that pack nicely into Kubernetes.

  • Annual NEJUG Holiday Party - 2019!

    Thursday December, 12, 2019 06:00 PM Bertucci's 475 Winter St Waltham MA 02451

    The NEJUG Holiday Party is scheduled for our normal second Thursday of the month, December 12, 2019, but it is not a normal presentation meeting. Instead, it's an "all fun time" event where we get to chat, eat, drink, network, 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:

    • Appetizers
    • Salad
    • Bread Rolls
    • Chicken Parma
    • Four Cheese Ravioli
    • Rigatoni with Broccoli & Chicken
    • Desserts
    • 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-2019-tickets-72434753297


    Corporate Sponsors:

    We are looking for additional corporate sponsors to help maximize the fun! Contact Avi Neer at avineer@gmail.com / (508) 523-2884 to share a sponsor idea or contact for monetary support, raffles items, or door prizes. Sponsors will be acknowledged with a logo and link on our website, and will have a short time slot during the event to speak directly with the attendees.


    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.





  • Java in the AWS Cloud

    Thursday November, 14, 2019 06:00 PM Microsoft 5 Wayside Rd Burlington MA 01803

    New Sign-Up Protocol

    This month, sign-up is only through our MeetUp group.


    In this presentation, Java developers will learn all about the broad support AWS provides to develop, build, and deploy Java applications on AWS. Services covered:

    • AWS Tools & SDKs
    • Codestar
    • Lambda
    • AWS Fargate
    • Amazon Corretto


    There will be a demo on how to quickly get a Spring Boot application up and running within Fargate (a serverless container offering from AWS) using the Cloud Development Kit.

    The Cloud Development Kit (CDK) is a new project aimed at easily creating Infrastructure as Code. It allows you to express AWS infrastructure in programming languages such as Java or TypeScript. This allows you to write logic such as loops and inheritance that enables developers to easily construct sophisticated AWS environments using the full power of Java to specify and materialize an infrastructure, including base provisioning and beyond.


    Slide from the presentation are availble here:





  • Developer Productivity Engineering

    Thursday October, 10, 2019 06:00 PM Microsoft 5 Wayside Rd Burlington MA 01803

    With software projects becoming more and more complex, delivering new features into production quickly and safely has become a major challenge for most software organizations today. Making sure developers are able to develop and deploy new features in rapid cycles is a key success factor, but this task has long been neglected. The most successful software organizations are prioritizing this key success factor through a new practice called Developer Productivity Engineering. This practice is based on a culture where the entire organization collaborates to maximize developer productivity.

    This talk will address the questions:

    • What are the challenges organizations are facing regarding developer productivity?

    • Who is responsible for maximizing developer productivity?

    • Which skills are required in developer productivity engineering?

    • What tools do teams use to measure and improve their productivity?