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IBM MQ V9.0.4 Continuous Delivery Announced

IBM has announced IBM MQ V9.0.4 Continuous Delivery: http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/0/897/ENUS217-420/index.html Highlights for MQ Base: – Additional support of REST API for administration – New REST API for messaging – Proxy support for IBM Cloud Product Insights – Salesforce bridge – Extended platform support for CD releases Highlights for MQ Advanced: – Replicated data queue managers – […]

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SQLite v3.21.0 Released

D. Richard Hipp has just released SQLite v3.21.0. 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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Loanet Client-side MQ Security Exit

It has been brought to my attention that the client-side MQ Security Exit required by SunGard’s Loanet has the EXACT same format as the client-side Security Exit for Depository Trust Clearing Corporation. Therefore, if your company is interacting with Loanet and requires a client-side MQ Security Exit, you can use SX4DTC2 and/or z/SX4DTC2. For more […]

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Java 9 Released

Oracle has just released Java 9. https://docs.oracle.com/javase/9/whatsnew/toc.htm#JSNEW-GUID-C23AFD78-C777-460B-8ACE-58BE5EA681F6 Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) lets you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers, as well as in today’s demanding embedded environments. Java offers the rich user interface, performance, versatility, portability, and security that today’s applicationsrequire. Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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MQ Channel Encryption Product Advisory

It has been discovered that very small TSH segments will cause MQCEJ (Java/JMS) and MQCEDN (.NET) to throw an exception. The issue has been fixed and a product update is available. To get the latest Capitalware commercial product release, send an email to support@capitalware.com and we will send you the latest release of the product. […]

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IBM MQ V9.0.3 Continuous Delivery Released

IBM has released IBM MQ V9.0.3 Continuous Delivery: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/messaging/entry/MQ903GA Highlights: – IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Value Unit Edition has a new Connector Pack – The MQ REST API has had some updates to enable read and update of the queue manager configuration, plus querying of the status. – IBM MQ Managed File Transfer has […]

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MQ End of Service Dates

So, what version of IBM MQ (aka WebSphere MQ & MQSeries) are you running? Are you behind in upgrading your release of MQ? Everybody “should be” running IBM MQ v7.5, v8.0 or v9.0, if you want support from IBM. In case it has slipped your mind, here is a list of IBM MQ releases and […]

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IBM MQ V9.0.2 Continuous Delivery Released

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

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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Speeding Up Channel Exits for MQ on z/OS

Tony Sharkey of IBM has an excellent write up on how to improve the loading times of channel exits written in C for MQ on z/OS. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/messaging/entry/Do_you_use_channel_exits_written_in_C_on_your_z_OS_queue_manager All of Capitalware channel exits are written in C. Therefore, any customers using the following channel exits, I strongly suggest you read Tony Sharkey’s article. z/OS Commercial Products: […]

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