MQ has had a developer’s toolkit for MacOS available for a while. Although MacOS is not a fully-supported platform for MQ, the toolkit allows developers to write and test applications on that system, using a client connection to a queue manager.
Apple have gone through one of their periodic hardware-replacement exercises. MacOS machines were based on the x64 architecture for a number of years, but new machines are built on Arm64 (aka Apple Silicon or M1) chips. And so right at the end of 2022 we released a version of the MQ toolkit that can run natively on Arm64 systems. Doing this had some unique challenges, different from ports of the MQ codebase to other machines.Continue reading “IBM MQ MacOS Toolkit for ARM”