Overview

This course is also available as self-paced virtual (e-learning) course IBM MQ V9 Application Development (Windows Labs) (ZM513G). This option does not require any travel.

This course helps you develop the skills that are necessary to implement various application requirements on IBM MQ versions up to and including IBM MQ V9.0.2. It focuses on procedural application development for IBM MQ.

The course begins by describing IBM MQ and the effect of design and development choices in the IBM MQ environment. It then covers IBM MQ application programming topics such as methods of putting and getting messages, identifying code that creates queue manager affinities, working with transactions, and uses of the publish/subscribe messaging style.

Finally, the course describes the IBM MQ Light interface, introduces Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP), and explains how to set up an AMQP channel and how to interface with IBM MQ Light.

Hands-on exercises throughout the course reinforce the lecture material and give you experience with IBM MQ clients.

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Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of Technical Introduction to IBM MQ (WM103G), or comparable experience with IBM MQ
  • Experience in business application design
  • Experience in C language development
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Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe key IBM MQ components and processes
  • Explain the effect of design and development choices in the IBM MQ environment
  • Describe common queue attributes and how to control these attributes in an application
  • Differentiate between point-to-point and publish/subscribe messaging styles
  • Describe the calls, structures, and elementary data types that compose the message queue interface
  • Describe how IBM MQ determines the queue where messages are placed
  • Explain how to code a program to get messages by either browsing or removing the message from the queue
  • Describe how to handle data conversion across different platforms
  • Explain how to put messages that have sequencing or queue manager affinities
  • Explain how to commit or back out messages in a unit of work
  • Describe how to code programs that run in an IBM MQ Client
  • Explain the use of asynchronous messaging calls
  • Describe the basics of writing publish/subscribe applications
  • Describe the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
  • Differentiate among the various IBM MQ Light AMQP implementations
  • Explain how to use IBM MQ applications to interface with IBM MQ Light
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Outline

Course introduction
IBM MQ overview
Exercise: Working with IBM MQ to find your message
Basic design and development concepts
Exercise: Getting started with IBM MQ development
MQOPEN, queue name resolution, and MQPUT
Exercise: Working with MQOPEN and queue name resolution, MQPUT, and MQMD fields
Getting messages and retrieval considerations
Exercise: Correlating requests to replies
Data conversion
Bind and Message groups
Committing and backing out units of work
Exercise: Commit and back out review
Asynchronous messaging
Exercise: Asynchronous messaging review
IBM MQ clients
Exercise: Working with an IBM MQ client
Introduction to publish/subscribe
Exercise: Working with publish/subscribe basics
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) and IBM MQ Light
Exercise: Connecting IBM MQ Light applications to IBM MQ applications
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