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Ten Commandments of MQSeries

Hi again,

I ran across the ten commandments of MQSeries again (a thread on the network.mq.devel newsgroup), and thought it would be a good thing to share it will all of you.

  1. Thou shalt not use a queue as a database.
  2. Thou shalt backup your pagesets, filesystems, and logs.
  3. Thou shalt routinely apply maintenance to your MQSeries systems.
  4. Thou shalt use MQCLOSE and MQDISC when terminating an application.
  5. Thou shalt not use MQGET with WAIT UNLIMITED without specifying MQGMO_FAIL_IF_QUIESCING.
  6. Thou shalt not create objects with long, drawn out names.
  7. Thou shalt create standard naming conventions.
  8. Thou shalt provide systems management tools for administrators and users.
  9. Thou shalt not create an MQSeries network without mapping out all connections and object relations on paper first.
  10. Thou shalt not attempt to apply asynchronous methods to allproblems simply because MQSeries is a wonderful product.
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