Author Archives: Roger Lacroix

My name is Roger Lacroix and I am a die hard programmer. I have been programming since the 80s. My favorite programming languages are Java, C and Rexx. I have worked in the Airline, Retail but I have spent most of my time doing middleware work in the financial services industry. In 1994, I was introduced to MQSeries (now called WebSphere MQ) and I thought it was the next best thing since man created fire. This blog will be about WebSphere MQ, Java, C, Rexx and any other interesting items that I can think of. I hope you enjoy it.

Free MQTT Message Viewer for Canada 150


On July 1st, 2017, Canada will celebrate being a nation for 150 years. 2017 marks a significant moment in the History of Canada. 150 years ago, Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia – united to create the Canadian Confederation, called the Dominion of Canada. On account of the British North America Act that became […]

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IBM MQ V8.0 is available on the HPE NonStop platform


IBM has released IBM MQ V8.0 on the HPE NonStop platform: Highlights: – Support for both the NSX and NSI platform – Support for both 32-bit and 64-bit native applications – Support for OSS and Guardian applications – Data storage in Transaction Management Facility (TMF) protected Enscribe files – Transactional support provided by TMF […]

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MQTT Message Viewer V1.1.0 Released


Capitalware Inc. would like to announce the official release of MQTT Message Viewer V1.1.0. This is a FREE upgrade for ALL licensed users of MQTT Message Viewer. MQTT Message Viewer is an MQTT (MQ Telemetry Transport) client that connects to an MQTT Broker. MQTT is a machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity protocol. MQTT Message […]

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Richard’s Graduation Ceremony and Awards


Today was Richard’s (son #1) graduation ceremony from University of Western Ontario (Mechatronic Systems Engineering program). He picked up 2 more awards: – Governor General’s Academic Medal – awarded for having the highest average of Western’s entire graduating class. – Professional Engineers of Ontario Gold Medal – awarded to the graduating engineering student with the […]

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Scam/Fraud Phishing Email ‘DocuSign’


Another day, another scam. I received another scam email that Spam Assassin didn’t remove. This email is a phishing email pretending to be from DocuSign with the title ‘Please review your document Invoice 2521458 for’ and is a scam or more likely it is ransomware. So, be warned, the following email is a scam […]

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OMG: Apple Finally Adds Support For FLAC Lossless Audio In iOS 11


I love programming and there are 2 things I require: coffee and music. You give me fresh coffee and let me play my music (Alt-Rock with a hint of blues), I can program all day and all night. 🙂 Although, my wife will get really mad about me programming all night. 🙂 My wife and […]

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Lyn Elkins and Mitch Johnson will be Speaking at MQTC v2.0.1.7


Lyn Elkins of IBM and Mitch Johnson of IBM will be speaking at MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7 (MQTC). Lyn Elkins’ and Mitch Johnson’s Session: MQ for z/OS – An introduction to object authorization on that ‘other’ queue manager Lyn Elkins’ and Mark Taylor Session: Using and Analysing SMF data Lyn Elkins’ Sessions: MQ z/OS Performance […]

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MQ API Verbs that IBM Forgot!!


Every couple of months, I get an email from someone asking me if they can use MQAUSX client-side security exit with IBM MQ V8 or V9 to perform authentication via CONNAUTH. The answer is no – the MQAUSX client-side security exit only works with the MQAUSX server-side security exit. IBM added the MQCSP (Connection Security […]

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IBM MQ V9.0.3 Continuous Delivery Released


IBM has released IBM MQ V9.0.3 Continuous Delivery: Highlights: – IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Value Unit Edition has a new Connector Pack – The MQ REST API has had some updates to enable read and update of the queue manager configuration, plus querying of the status. – IBM MQ Managed File Transfer has […]

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SQLite v3.19.0 Released


D. Richard Hipp has just released SQLite v3.19.0. SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is the most widely deployed SQL database engine in the world. The source code for SQLite is in the public domain. Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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