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.

MQTC v2.0.1.7 Gold Sponsor: MQGem Software

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Capitalware would like to announce that MQGem Software is a Gold Sponsor of MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7 (MQTC). So, both Paul Clarke and Morag Hughson will be speakers at MQTC v2.0.1.7. For more information, please go to: http://www.mqtechconference.com Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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Ubuntu 17.04 Released

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Ubuntu has just released Ubuntu v17.04. http://releases.ubuntu.com/17.04/ Super-fast, easy to use and free, the Ubuntu operating system powers millions of desktops, netbooks and servers around the world. Ubuntu does everything you need it to. It’ll work with your existing PC files, printers, cameras and MP3 players. And it comes with thousands of free apps. Regards, […]

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RFE – Add support for “$SYS Topic” messages to MQXR component

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Please review and vote for this RFE if you think it’s a good idea. The link below will take you directly there. Headline: Add support for “$SYS Topic” messages to MQXR component of IBM MQ URL to review the RFE and Vote for it if you like: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=103608 Description: For the MQXR component (MQTT Broker), […]

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RFE – Add QM name and channel MCAUSER attribute to be passed to JAAS modules

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Please review and vote for this RFE if you think it’s a good idea. The link below will take you directly there. Headline: Add queue manager name and channel MCAUSER attribute to be passed to JAAS modules URL to review the RFE and Vote for it if you like: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=103607 Description: For MQTT and AMQP […]

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Scam/Fraud Email ‘Canada Provincial Nomination Programs’

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I received another weird scam/fraudulent email that Spam Assassin didn’t remove. This email is funny and sad at the same time. It is funny because I was born and raised in Canada (and still live in Canada) and the email is about immigrating to Canada. It is sad because there are so many refugees who […]

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SQLite v3.18.0 Released

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D. Richard Hipp has just released SQLite v3.18.0. 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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IBM MQ V9.0.2 Continuous Delivery Released

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IBM has released IBM MQ V9.0.2 Continuous Delivery: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/messaging/entry/IBM_MQ_and_IBM_MQ_Appliance_9_0_2_Continuous_Delivery_Releases_are_available https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSFKSJ_9.0.0/com.ibm.mq.pro.doc/q128640_.htm Highlights: – More flexible connectivity – Additional control for monitoring – Improvements in managed file transfer – Initial availability of the IBM MQ Console for administration and monitoring of IBM MQ – Initial release of a new REST API to enable the creation of new […]

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Beta testers needed for MQTT Message Viewer

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Capitalware is ready for beta testers for a new solution called: MQTT Message Viewer. MQTT Message Viewer (MTMV) 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. MTMV supports MQTT 3.1 and 3.1.1 protocol versions. MTMV allows users to view, manipulate […]

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MQTC v2.0.1.7 Platinum Sponsor: IBM

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Capitalware would like to announce that IBM is a Platinum Sponsor of MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7 (MQTC). For more information, please go to: http://www.mqtechconference.com Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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NetBSD v7.1 Released

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NetBSD Project has just released NetBSD v7.1. https://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-7/NetBSD-7.1.html NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system. It is available for a wide range of platforms, from large-scale servers and powerful desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices. Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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