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Next Meeting - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Web Services on the IBM i


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: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

 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  register
Topic: Web Services on the IBM i
Speaker: Bill Hines, First Options

Pork Osso Buco Pork shank slow roasted with celery, onions, carrots and fresh herbs in a red wine jus. Served with mashed and asparagus

Chicken Parmesan Fried chicken cutlet topped with homemade marinara and mozzarella cheese served over penne

Lobster Ravioli– Jumbo lobster stuffed ravioli sauté in a brandy cream sauce and topped with jumbo shrimp

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

R.S.V.P. to Rasa Pizzi.  Register on the web, or e-mail
We must receive your reply no later than Friday, March 16, 2018
 ** No shows will be billed, unless cancellation is received by Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Web Services on the IBM i

We will look at using the IBM Integrated Web Services (IWS) Server to deploy RPGLE programs as web services. The IWS server is a great way to expose existing business logic for new uses. During the presentation we will create an IWS server and deploy a SOAP based web service and a REST based web service. We will also look at options available from IBM and Open Source to create RPG based clients to consume web services.

Topics Covered:
1) Web Services overview.

2) Deploying a SOAP based Web Service with IWS.

3) Deploying a REST based web service with IWS.

4) Options for consuming web services.

Bill Hines has been working with the IBM i and its predecessors for over 25 years. Since 1999 he has been with First Option Inc. as a consultant and technology lead. First Option provides consulting services, SaaS applications, and IBM i application hosting. During his career he has work on a variety of projects ranging from systems integration, data warehousing, modernization, web services, migration to Java, and many more.

NEMUG Officers

President Dawn Dawson, The Moore Company (401) 315-6351
Vice President Chip DiFolco, Callico (774) 227-7373
Secretary Rasa Pizzi, Franklin Sports, Inc. (781) 573-2443, (508) 944-1545
Treasurer Eileen Newell, FGX International (401) 719-2337
Webmaster Jerry Perreault (401) 949-2613
NE Conference Liaison Chip DiFolco, Callico (774) 227-7373

Message from the Board

It was great to hear Pete Massiello from i-Tech Solutions speak to the NEMUG group about upgrading the i-series OS to 7.2 or 7.3.  He made an upgrade sound easy.  It was an informative session.  Thank you Pete!!  

For March we have Bill Hines, a consultant and technology leader from First Options Inc. joining our NEMUG meeting.  His background includes system integration, data warehousing, modernization, web services, migration to Java and more. He will speak March 21st on the Web Services topic including deploying SOAP and REST Web Services with IWS and options for consuming web services.  

We will also be drawing 2 registrations to attend NEUGC in April in Framingham, MA.  These will be drawn from all attendees September through March, the more meetings you attend the more chances you have to win!!

Dawn Dawson, NEMUG President


Attend NEUGC for FREE!!!
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 2017 and March 2018. Those in attendance at the meetings will be entered into a drawing for a free registration for the April 23-25, 2018 conference.  Attending more than one of our NEMUG meetings? Get one entry for each meeting you attend. At one of our meetings in early 2018, 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 10/18/2017)


Aurora Technologies
Cape Cod Bay Systems
FGX International
Franklin Sports, Inc.
JH Lynch & Sons, Inc.
Mestek, Inc.
The Moore Company
NATCO Products Corp.

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)


September 27, 2017

Beyond Rational Data - NOSQL Data - Jim Mason

October 18, 2017

Open Source Tools - Christopher Burns

November 15, 2017

IBM i SQL Stored Procedures and Application Modernization - John Valance

December, 2017

No meeting - Enjoy your holidays

January 17, 2018

Debugging with RDi From the On Ramp to the Cruising Lane - Charlie Guarino

February 21, 2018

What you need to know when upgrading IBMi to 7.3 - Pete Massiello

March 21, 2018

Web Services - Bill Hines, First Options

April 23 - 25, 2018

NE User Groups Conference, Framingham MA

May 16, 2018

History of Shop Floor Control, Anthony Etzel, Crossroads RMC

June 20, 2018

TBD - Donna Westmoreland (Midrange Dynamics)



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