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.

Nancy Shray will be Speaking at MQTC v2.0.1.7

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Nancy Shray of Southeastern Grocers will doing a session at MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7 (MQTC) called “MQ and MQFTE and how they work in Tandem”. For more information about MQTC, please go to: http://www.mqtechconference.com Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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Lee Wheaton will be Speaking at MQTC v2.0.1.7

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Lee Wheaton of M&T Bank will doing a session at MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7 (MQTC) called “The MQ Vienna Listserver: Lessons from the Past”. For more information about MQTC, please go to: http://www.mqtechconference.com Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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Tim Zielke will be Speaking at MQTC v2.0.1.7

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Tim Zielke of Aon will doing a session at MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7 (MQTC) called “MQ Tools for your MQ Toolkit”. For more information about MQTC, please go to: http://www.mqtechconference.com Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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SQLite v3.17.0 Released

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D. Richard Hipp has just released SQLite v3.17.0. http://www.sqlite.org/news.html 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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Text Message Phishing Scam

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This text message phishing scam is new, new to me at least. This morning I received the following text message from 905-460-4947 I just so happen to have a bank account with BMO (Bank of Montreal). The first thing I thought was, I guess someone was trying to hack into my account then I thought, […]

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IBM MQ FixPack 8.0.0.6 Released

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IBM has just released FixPack 8.0.0.6 for IBM MQ http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21995100 Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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1st Place in Innovative Design at Ontario Engineering Competition

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Richard Lacroix (son #1) and Jolien van Gaalen won 1st place in the Innovative Design category at Ontario Engineering Competition held last weekend in Ottawa, Canada. You can read about it here: http://www.eng.uwo.ca/news/2017/OEC_2017_Winners.html First, Richard and Jolien won the Western Engineering Competition for Innovative Design on January 13-15, 2017. Now they have won the provincial […]

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Who me? IBM Champion for Cloud!

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A few months ago, Morag Hughson said she wanted to nominate me to be an IBM Champion. I was honored and said sure. Well, IBM approved my nomination and officially made me an IBM Champion for Cloud! You can read all about it here: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/ibmchampion/entry/Introducing_the_2017_IBM_Champions_for_Cloud?lang=en Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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Pres. Trump says gov’t agencies need better security – MQ security too?

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The other day, U.S. President Donald Trump said: the government agencies need to better protect their networks. Most of the U.S. government agencies use IBM MQ for their messaging middleware. Application messages that traverse their MQ environment contain confidential and highly secure information. As many of you know, A basic setup of IBM MQ Server […]

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Call for Speakers for MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7

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We are looking for speakers on any product/service that uses IBM MQ (aka WebSphere MQ & MQSeries) for “MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7” (MQTC). The sessions are to be technical in nature and on any subject so long as it relates to MQ. We offer speakers the conference fee for free and we also pay for […]

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