Monthly Archives: January 2017

MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7

Capitalware would like to announce MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.7 (MQTC). MQTC is an event that will educate attendees on current practices, methodologies, administration, problem determination, security best practices and technology trends for IBM MQ. MQTC will offer 70 technical sessions and 15 vendor sessions that are designed to enhance the skills of IT professionals who […]

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Mozilla Firefox 51.0 Released

Mozilla Firefox has just released Mozilla Firefox v51.0. 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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WebSphere MQ FixPack 7.1.0.8 Released

IBM has just released FixPack 7.1.0.8 for WebSphere MQ http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21993831 Don’t forget, the end of service date for WebSphere MQ v7.1.0 on distributed platforms (Linux, Unix, Windows and IBM i) is April 30, 2017. The official announcement can be found here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg3c741503j17231u61 That’s in 3 months!!! So, suck it up buttercup, its time to get […]

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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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IBM MQ and Visual Studio 2015 Issue

If you plan on using Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 with IBM MQ on Windows prior to Windows 10 then you need to apply Microsoft Windows update KB3118401. If you do not have the Windows update then you will receive the following error: The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-|1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling […]

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The 1st Little Birdie to Leave the Nest

Richard (son #1) is in 4th year engineering at the University of Western Ontario in the Mechatronic Systems Engineering program. He has done very well in the program maintaining a high 90’s average. Over the last few months, he has been applying for a full-time job with a number of companies in North America (i.e. […]

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SQLite v3.16.1 Released

D. Richard Hipp has just released SQLite v3.16.1. 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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