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.

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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1st Place in Innovative Design at Canadian Engineering Competition

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Richard Lacroix (son #1) and Jolien van Gaalen won 1st place in the Innovative Design category at Canadian Engineering Competition held last weekend in Calgary, Alberta Canada. You can read about it here: http://www.eng.uwo.ca/news/2017/WE_students_CEC_winners.html So far, they are 3 for 3: 1st place at Western Engineering Competition for Innovative Design 1st place at Ontario Engineering […]

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Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2017

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Microsoft has just released Visual Studio 2017. https://www.visualstudio.com Do I need to say any more? If you are a developer then I think you know what Visual Studio is. 🙂 Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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Mozilla Firefox 52.0 Released

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Mozilla Firefox has just released Mozilla Firefox v52.0. http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features that are intended to […]

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This is not FAKE News, Believe Me!

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Believe Me, I love playing Texas Holdem and figuring out the other players tells. This is the funniest video clip I have ever seen, Believe Me. There will be world peace this year, Believe Me. Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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New Raspberry Pi Zero W Released

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Raspberry Pi Foundation has just released a new Raspberry Pi Zero W. https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-zero-w-joins-family/ Specifications: 1GHz, single-core CPU 512MB RAM Mini-HDMI port Micro-USB On-The-Go port Micro-USB power HAT-compatible 40-pin header Composite video and reset headers CSI camera connector 802.11n wireless LAN Bluetooth 4.0 The difference between ‘Raspberry Pi Zero’ and ‘Raspberry Pi Zero W’, is that […]

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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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