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||Wednesday, May 20 2015
||1st Session Sign in 4PM - Intro to Rails 4:30
Session Sign in/Dinner 6:00PM.:Node.js 7:15PM
||Intro to Rails/Node.js: Building Your First App with
||Aaron Bartell, Director of IBMi Innovation at Krengel
Grilled Salmon served with
vegetables and roasted potatoes; or Chicken Marsala served
with mushrooms, vegetables and roasted potatoes; or
Sirloin Tips served with mushrooms, onions, baked potato and
vegetables; or Vegetable Korma served with a creamy almond
based sauce with raisins and cardamom with basmati rice.
Also included are appetizers, salad, dessert, and
Cost: Cost for both sessions and dinner, NEMUG Members $40.,
Guests $50., Students $20.. Cost
for one session and dinner, NEMUG Members $30, Guests $40, Students $10.
Make check payable to: NEMUG. Mail to Aurora Technologies, C/O
NEMUG, 5 Old Nasonville Road, Harrisville, RI 02830 or register on
the NEMUG web site, www.nemug.com
and pay at the door.
R.S.V.P . to Aurora
Technologies. Register on the web,
or call: (401) 765-3721, FAX. (401) 766-4591. Include your
name, company, e-mail address, number attending and your meal
choice. We must receive your reply no later than Friday, May
** No shows will be billed, unless cancellation is received by
Tuesday, May 19, 2015. **
Intro to Rails/Node.js: Building Your First App With
1st Session—Intro to Rails
Rails is an open-source web framework written in the Ruby language
that's optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable
productivity. It lets you write beautiful code by favoring
convention over configuration. Are all these statements true? That’s
what we aim to find out by walking through the creation of a small
application from start to finish and calling out the various
features of the Rails framework and how useful they are.
2nd Session—Node.js: Building Your First App With Expressjs Node.js
is a hot topic in IBM i circles because of its recent port. Doing a
"Hello World" app in Node.js is very simple, but what about
developing something more substantial with full
model-view-controller capabilities? This session aims to take you
beyond your first pass at Node.js and show how to use one of the
most popular Node.js web frameworks, Express.js. In this session we
will learn about Installing ExpressJs with npm (Node Package
Manager), Model: DB2 for i access, View: Template Engines and how to
use them, Controller: Routing requests, Implement web sockets to
make the app insanely interactive.
Aaron Bartell is Director of IBM i Innovation for Krengel
Technology, Inc. Aaron facilitates adoption of open source
technologies on IBM i through professional services, staff training,
speaking engagements, and the authoring of best practices within
industry publications and www.litmis.com. With a strong background
in RPG application development, Aaron covers topics which enable IBM
i shops to embrace today’s leading technologies including Ruby on
Rails, Node.js, Git for RPG source change management and RSpec for
unit testing RPG. Aaron is a passionate advocate of vibrant
technology communities and the corresponding benefits available for
today’s modern application developers. Connect with Aaron via email
email@example.com. Aaron lives with his wife and five
children in Southern Minnesota. He enjoys the vast amounts of
laughter having a young family brings, along with camping and music.
He believes there's no greater purpose than to give of our life and
time to help others.
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Many Thanks to these Member Companies
for Supporting NEMUG this Year!
A & H Worldwide
Cape Cod Bay Systems
Jewel Case Corporation
K & M Associates
Teamsters Pension Fund
The Moore Company
Message from the Vice President
We had a really great meeting in April.
Charlie Guarino came up from Long Island, and delivered a very
nice session on getting up on RDi…and that we did. Thanks again,
Charlie, for the presentation and a really nice evening….always
a pleasure…see you again my friend….
Now on to our May Speaker, Aaron Bartell. Aaron is coming to
town to deliver his sessions on Intro to Rails, and Node.js.
Aaron is currently the Director of IBMi Innovation at Krengel
Technology Inc. His career with Krengel Technology began in
2005, where he pioneered the development and release, in 2006,
of RPG-XML Suite at www.rpg-xml.com. Since then Aaron has
invested his time and efforts serving the customer base of
Krengel Technology and the greater IBMi community—eventually
earning the designation of IBM Power Systems Champion in 2012.
Over the years Aaron has spoken to many IBMi user groups and
conferences on many topics including web service communications,
mobile development, RPG programming, application modernization,
and overall development best practices. Most recently, Aaron
played an instrumental role in making the deployment of Ruby on
Rails*, and Node.js, a reality on the IBMi platform.
Today, Aaron’s focus includes implementation of the Ruby on
Rails framework for IBM i customers, enhancing the value of
RPG-XML Suite, and advancing the adoption and contribution to
open source technologies that strengthen the value IBM i creates
as a business computing platform….This is our first session of
the day ‘Intro to Rails’. For the second session, Aaron will
show us how to develop our first App in Node.js, With Expressjs.
4:00 - First session check-in
4:30 - First Session (Intro to Rails)
6:00 - Break/Second Check-In for those that don't come to both
6:30 - Dinner, raffles, etc
7:15 - Second Session (Node.js: Building Your First App With
Aaron is in a great position to teach new technology on the IBMi
to us….all you have to do is come and learn….
May The Force be with Us…………
Dick Ferrara, President NEMUG
President, Dick Ferrara, NATCO
Vice President, Dawn Dawson, The Moore Company
Treasurer, Eileen Newell, FGX International
Secretary, Faith Lamprey, Aurora Technologies
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