works as a Level 3 Support Engineer providing solutions to PMRs raised by
WebSphere MQ customers. Prior to his role as a Level 3 engineer, he has worked
on WebSphere MQ as Technical lead for JMS testing as well as pre-GA and fixpack
testing. He has also co-authored an IBM Redbook and posts messaging related
content on the Messaging Blog on developerWorks.
Q. What has been the most challenging part of your job?
of course. Each PMR is different from one another and every PMR
requires an in-depth study of the customer's setup and the code.
Q. What are your interests other than work?
Recently, I have started toying around programming for mobile phones. But apart from that, I like to do photography.
You had been involved with IBM WebSphere MQ for quite some time now.
How do you see the progression, both for technology and your personal
Ever since I started working with
WebSphere MQ, I've seen it evolve over many releases to offer customers
with immense capabilities in the messaging arena. MQ's interoperability
with other products is very impressive too and is only growing year to
year. As a technology, MQ will continue to provide core reliable
messaging capabilities with more and more features. I also anticipate to
see more products spin off MQ to offer customized capabilities (like MQ
FTE, AMS etc.)
Q. Recently you did a virtual session for My developerWorks community, How did you find the experience?
experience was different one for me. I've mostly been used to giving
sessions to a closed group of audience unlike this one where the webinar
was open to all. It is always nice to have new experiences. I do hope
more and more people get accustomed to the concept of webinars as they
can be useful minus the cost.
Q. How do you keep yourself skilled on emerging technologies?
for one, I read a lot on the internet. And any site I find interesting,
I quickly subscribe to its feed. Plus there are a few colleagues of
mine who I interact with often and talk about such things.
Are you following IMPACT 2011? Could you tell our readers a little on
the latest buzz at the event, something they would be looking forward
Yes, I am following IMPACT 2011. As
with previous IMPACT conferences, do watch out for important
announcements coming in during the conference.
Q. Any advice you would want to give our members?
developerWorks is an excellent extension of IBM developerWorks. All I'd
say is if you are using any of IBM's products, it pays to be on My
developerWorks. Keep your participation active and you'll see the
rewards coming back to you.