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.

IBM Open Sources Their Own JVM As Eclipse OpenJ9

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IBM has open sourced their JVM implementation (called J9) as OpenJ9. The community now has an alternative implementation of Java which has been well tested on enterprise workloads and hardware. https://www.eclipse.org/openj9/index.html Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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MQTT Message Viewer V1.2.0 Released

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Capitalware Inc. would like to announce the official release of MQTT Message Viewer V1.2.0. 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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Equifax Hired a Music Major as the Company’s Chief Security Officer

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Here’s a shocking article stating that Equifax CEO Richard Smith hired Susan Mauldin as Equifax’s Chief Security Officer. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master of fine arts degree in music composition from the University of Georgia. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/equifax-ceo-hired-a-music-major-as-the-companys-chief-security-officer-2017-09-15 Many years ago, I got a Bachelor of Computer Science degree and have worked my whole […]

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2 Weeks until MQ Technical Conference

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MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7 (MQTC) is 2 weeks away – September 25 to September 27, 2017 at Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio. MQTC will offer 71 technical sessions and 15 vendor sessions that are designed to enhance the skills of IT professionals who are using IBM MQ on AIX, HP-UX, IBM i (OS/400), Linux, Solaris, […]

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Prizes for Bats of a Feather Session

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Prizes for Bats of a Feather Session: Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones (Gloss Black) Belkin Valet Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone Amazon Echo Dot For more information about MQTC, please go to: http://www.mqtechconference.com Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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Another New Feature being added to MQMR

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A customer requested a new feature be added to MQ Message Replication (MQMR). A quick comment about MQMR: MQMR does not alter the original message and/or the path to the destination queue. Think of MQ as a highway and MQMR is standing at the side of the highway taking a picture of each car (aka […]

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Sessions by Tracks for MQTC v2.0.1.7

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I have created a new web page called ‘Tracks‘. I have group sessions together by various Tracks. It is designed to help attendees determine what sessions they should attend at MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7 (MQTC). I have created 8 Tracks and here is the list: MQ Beginners MQ Administration MQ Advanced Administration MQ Programming MQ […]

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MQTC v2.0.1.7 Silver Sponsor: IoPT Consulting

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Capitalware would like to announce that IoPT Consulting is a Silver Sponsor of MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7 (MQTC). IoPT Consulting is the corporate persona of T.Rob Wyatt. Though known as “The MQ Security Guy,” T.Rob also provides deep expertise in MQ Architecture, clustering, high availability, performance tuning, outage resolution and all other administrative aspects of […]

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T.Rob Wyatt will be Speaking at MQTC v2.0.1.7

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T.Rob Wyatt will be presenting the following sessions at MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7 (MQTC): T.Rob Wyatt’s Technical Sessions: MQ Automation: Config Management using Amazon S3 MQ Automation: Config Management using Baselines, Patterns and Apps T.Rob Wyatt’s Tales of MQ Terror Session: Bats of a Feather* * Prizes will be awarded. Send your MQ Terror Tale […]

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TxMQ’s Sessions at MQTC v2.0.1.7

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TxMQ will be presenting the following sessions at MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7 (MQTC): Glen Brumbaugh’s Technical Session: MQ Performance Benchmarking Doyle Leabch (IBM) & Cindy Gregoire’s Technical Session: IIB v10 Differentiators Bob Becktell & Cindy Gregoire’s Technical Session: MQ Appliance High Availability Setup and Demonstration Chuck Fried & Miles Roty’s Vendor Sessions: “Fractional” Middleware Support […]

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