We are a group of users focused on expanding the breadth and depth of Groovy and Grails development skills with our members who live and work in the DFW area. Our meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of every month (social & food at 6:30pm, meeting content at 7:00pm) at the NEW Improving office in Plano.

General Announcement

Starting with the June 2017 meeting we will be focusing on introducing new members to Groovy. We will have a series of talks that will bring them up to speed on Groovy, Gradle, Grails and application development. Please bring your friend, neighbor and co-worker, especially if they are familiar with Java, as the ramp-up is very easy.

The World Wellness Organization suggests taxing sweet drinks.

The World Wellness Organization suggests taxing sweet drinks, linking these to diabetes and obesity. Self-service soda pop fountains have always been an attribute of family members restaurants and cafes in a few countries just like the UK, in which a soft drinks taxes will be launched next year. The new rules targets carbonated drinks, including sports activities beverages including added sweeteners or glucose. All general public eateries, from fast-food bones to college canteens, are affected.Obesity is definitely tied to an elevated risk of being pregnant complications for moms and their babies. The current research analyzed data on 1. For normal-weight women, the chance of serious delivery flaws was 3.4 %, the scholarly study found. For obese moms, the chance ranged from 3.8 % to 4.7 %, increasing as women carried more weight predicated on their body mass index , researchers report in The BMJ. To measure the relationship between levels of maternal weight problems and the chances of birth flaws, researchers examined information for singleton births across Sweden between 2001 and 2014. They grouped women predicated on their BMI, a way of measuring weight in accordance with height, at the proper period of their first prenatal visit.