|Technical :: IBM > WebSphereMQ Explorer|
I was a member of the development team creating a new Java-based user interface for IBM WebSphere MQ (Explorer v6).
IBM WebSphere MQ is corporate "middleware". It is designed to allow businesses to connect various applications together - even if the different applications are running on different operating systems and on various types of machines.
In this way, it allows companies to reliably create, manage and administer very large-scale networks.
The software was released with a simple Windows application called Explorer, which provided a graphical user intefcace allowing basic administration of the MQ network. Administration from other platforms, or using more sophisticated commands, was provided by a command line interface.
This project involved creating a new version of the graphical Explorer application. The new version needed to support other platforms, previously limited to the command-line tool.
It also needed to include more advanced functionality - allowing easier access to some of WebSphere MQ's more complicated functions which could previously only be accessed by the command-line.
The new application was created as a Java application built on the Eclipse platform. This helped to provide a framework that would allow the application to run on a variety of platforms.
My main role was in creating plugins for the new Explorer - providing new functionality not available in the old Windows Explorer, including the ability to graphically represent the network on a scrolling, zooming canvas.
I was also involved in development on the core Explorer - ensuring functions on the old Explorer were still supported.
This included work in a variety of areas, including:
Last updated: 6 Nov 2005
design: Dale Lane
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