The IBM MQ Blogosphere is the set of blogs that cover content about the IBM MQ product. There have been lots of great blog posts written this past year about IBM MQ, and new features thereof. The variety of writers has increased this year as well, with new writers on many different topics. How well do you know your bloggers?
|Anthony Beardsmore has been blogging for several years, and is not afraid to tackle some of the difficult Queue Manager Clustering questions in his posts. Recently he has also turned his attention to blogging about the MQ Appliance. He blogs on the MQDev blog – see his posts.|
|Arthur Barr started blogging about MQ in 2015. He’s kept us up-to-date with the progress of Docker support in MQ by writing about it on the MQDev blog – see his posts.|
|Beverly Brown has just started her blogging career late this year over the the AIM Support Blog – see her first post. Beverly is an experienced and passionate MQ on z/OS expert, and helps her customers tirelessly. It’s great to see her blogging now too.|
|Colin Paice has his own blog, Colin Paice Blog, where he writes stories about the things he discovers about MQ on z/OS. Colin has been stressing the performance and usability of MQ on z/OS for as long as I can remember, and gets changes made to the product for the benefit of its customers as a result of the things he discovers.|
|David Ware is a well known face on the MQ Conference circuit, but also blogs on MQDev as well, often, but not exclusively, on Publish/Subscribe and Queue Manager Clustering topics – see his posts. David hosts a number of his conference presentations on slideshare, some of which include videos, definitely worth a follow!|
|A brand new blogger in late 2015, Gwydion Tudur wrote his first blog post on MQDev only last month. I hope to see many more posts from Gwydion in 2016!|
|A new member of the IBM MQ Blogosphere in late 2015, John Colgrave wrote his first blog post on MQDev only this month. I hope to see more MQ topics from John in 2016!|
|Those of you lucky enough to have met Jon Rumsey will soon realise the breadth and depth of his knowledge of the IBM MQ product is incredible. Most recently he’s majored in security, being extremely knowledgeable about Advanced Message Security and also channel security. He’s also a big fan of the IBM i platform. He got into blogging with the Bitesize Blogging series about MQ V8 and has been an occasional blogger since. You can read his posts over on the MQDev blog.|
|Leif Davidsen has his own blog, Leifdavidsen’s Blog, where he writes about Messaging, Connectivity and more. It’s a wordpress blog just like this one, and so is very easy to follow, and well worth it! He can also be regularly found in front of John McNamara’s camera talking about the Messaging.|
|Lyn Elkins has her own blog, Lyn’s MQ for z/OS Stories, where she writes about MQ on her favourite platform, z/OS. Unfortunately her blog is offline at the moment, but I include it here as I hope she’ll be getting it back online soon with her great content available for you all to read again.
UPDATE: The domain is back online again!
|Mark Taylor has his own blog, Travels with my MQ, where he writes on a variety of topics, but recently he has also started blogging on MQDev. See his post.|
|Mark Wilson was a new blogger in 2014, getting into it during a term writing a Redbook, IBM MQ V8 Features and Enhancements, and has written on the AIM Support Blog, the IBM Messaging blog and the MQDev blog. Mark started his MQ career on the z/OS platform, but has been expanding his knowledge to cover the distributed platforms too.|
|Mark Womack has been blogging over on the AIM Support Blog for a number of years, always with a perspective to help MQ customers, his ‘tracking technical trends’ posts are always interesting – see his posts.|
|Mark Bluemel dipped a toe into the MQ Blogosphere with the Bitesize Blogging series about MQ V8 and has been an occasional blogger since, writing on subjects he is very knowledgeable about, namely the Java and JMS support in IBM MQ – see his posts on the MQDev blog.|
|Matt Chapman has been blogging for years, in fact it was he who introduced me to blogging. He blogged on the AIM Support Blog – before the MQDev blog even existed, and now more recently also on the MQDev blog. Matt has always been very passionate about the IBM MQ graphical interfaces and has blogged many times on the MQ Explorer and more recently the new MQ Console for the MQ Appliance. You can also see him on video here.|
|Matt Leming got into blogging about MQ in 2014 with the Bitesize Blogging series about MQ V8. He’s flexed his blogging muscles many times since, writing about the MQ on z/OS product over on the MQDev blog – see his posts.|
|Matthew Whitehead has really got into blogging in 2015. He writes about a topic he has been deeply involved in, MQLight, over on the MQDev blog – see his posts.|
|When in IBM, Morag Hughson started blogging on the AIM Support blog after being introduced to it by Matt Chapman. Then when the MQDev blog became the place to write MQ posts, she moved to blogging there. After leaving IBM she joined MQGem Software, an MQ ISV that produces tools to assist with your MQ system, and she now blogs on the MQGem Software blog, and also over on the IBM MiddleWare User Community (formerly known as the Global WebSphere Community).|
|Paul Harris snuck in his first blog post on MQDev right at the end of the year. Is this a sign of things to come?|
|Anyone who’s met Pete Siddall, the STSM for MQ on z/OS, knows how passionate he is about the platform and the MQ product that runs on it. Pete helps MQ on z/OS customers in a million different ways, and still has found time to write the occasional blog post over on MQDev – see his posts.|
|Another first timer in the IBM MQ Blogosphere in late 2015, Richard Pilot wrote his first blog post on MQDev only this month. I hope to see more MQ topics from Richard in 2016!|
|As the IBM Messaging Distinguished Engineer, Rob’s work covers the full breadth of the IBM Messaging portfolio, but he still finds the time to blog about the details too. Here are his posts over on MQDev. Rob also hosts a number of his conference presentations on slideshare, some of which include videos, definitely worth a follow!|
|Rob Parker got into blogging with the Bitesize Blogging series about MQ V8 and has been an occasional blogger since. You can read his posts over on the MQDev blog.|
|Roger Lacroix has his own blog, Roger’s Blog on MQ, Java, C, etc…, where he writes about MQ as well as a variety of other subjects. Roger works for Capitalware, an MQ ISV that produces exits and tools to assist with your MQ system, and runs the annual MQTC Conference.|
|Shashikanth Thambrahalli has been blogging for as long as I can remember. I think he might have been one of the founding members of the MQDev blog! Shashi is passionate about the service of our product, and the go to man for .NET and XMS too. See his posts on the MQDev blog. You’ll also see him regularly answering questions on StackOverflow.|
|T.Rob Wyatt has his own blog, Store and Forward – A blog about securing and using WebSphere MQ, where he writes about MQ. T.Rob has looked at MQ from every angle, he’s been a customer, an IBMer and now, a consultant offering his incredible knowledge about MQ, to get your MQ system running smoothly. You’ll also see him regularly answering questions on StackOverflow.|
|Valerie Lampkin has been blogging over on the AIM Support Blog for a number of years – see her posts. Valerie has always been passionate about helping IBM MQ Customers, and most recently she has been working in the MQ Light area, and blogging about it too.|
It is so great to see so many IBM MQ experts taking the time to write blog posts for you all to read. If you don’t follow one or more of these blogs, you should. Clicking on the “Follow” button is easy! I look forward to reading many more blog posts in 2016, and sharing them in our Monthly Newsletter. Thanks to all our MQ bloggers!
Footnote: If you blog about IBM MQ and you’re not in the above list, let me know in the comments and I’ll add you to the list, and your blog to our IBM MQ Resources Page.