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.

T.Rob’s post of “When deprecated != deprecated”

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T.Rob Wyatt of IoPT Consulting has a new blog posting called “When deprecated != deprecated“. If you use SSL/TLS with IBM MQ then you should read it: https://t-rob.net/2018/01/19/when-deprecated-deprecated/ Here is the current IBM MQ Depreciated Cipher page. Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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IBM MQ for HPE NonStop V8.0.1 is now available

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IBM MQ for HPE NonStop 8.0.1 is the first Continuous Delivery (CD) update for MQ NonStop. (WebSphere MQ NonStop 5.3.1 is the current Long Term Support option). The Continuous Delivery releases incrementally build on the MQ 8.0.0 features, providing early, supported access to the latest MQ capabilities. https://developer.ibm.com/messaging/2018/01/19/ibm-mq-hpe-nonstop-v8-0-1-now-available/ Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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I’m a Bad Programmer! ;)

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If I was in a code walk-through of someone else’s code and found the bug that I just found in my code, I would say “that is some bad programming”. So, I’ll admit it – I’m a bad programmer! 😉 A long time ago, I created a nice logging framework (C code) for Capitalware’s products. […]

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ISF002I MASTER SDSF SYSLOG INDEX FULL

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I have a z/OS LPAR via IBM’s RDP (Remote Development Program). Yesterday, I started receiving the following error message every time I went to SDSF’s log panel: I’m a developer and not a SysAdmin. At first I ignored it then got annoyed and did some internet searches. I found some commands but nothing worked for […]

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IBM Champion Again.

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Proud to be named as an IBM Champion for my contributions to IBM MQ community for the 2nd year in a row! https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/champion/ Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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Beta testers needed for MQ Channel Connection Inspector

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All, Capitalware is ready for beta testers for a new solution called: MQ Channel Connection Inspector. Have you ever had client applications or remote queue managers attempt to connect to your queue manager but failed and the user claimed they used the “correct values”. I’ve created a new solution to quickly diagnose this problem and […]

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Java/JMS MQ Applications and Maven

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IBM has made available the MQ Redistributable Client (Java/JMS portion) on Maven. Mark Taylor of IBM has a blog posting on it and how to configure your files to use it: https://developer.ibm.com/messaging/2018/01/09/developing-mq-java-applications-maven/ Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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I’m Already Sick of Winter!

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Its January 9th, 2018 and I’m already sick of winter. Polar vortex, snow and more snow. I know it is early January and I’m Canadian but I’m sick of it. Snow banks are over 6 feet (2 meters) tall. I want Spring and not in 2 and half months but now. 🙁 Here’s a picture […]

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New: MQ Batch Toolkit v3.0.0

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Capitalware Inc. would like to announce the official release of MQ Batch Toolkit v3.0.0. MQ Batch Toolkit allows users to manipulate, monitor and manage messages in a queue of an IBM MQ (formally WebSphere MQ & MQSeries) queue manager from a command-line or shell scripting environment. Starting with MQ Batch Toolkit v3.0.0, the licensing model […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, etc… and a Happy New Year. 🙂 Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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