Developing applications for IBM MQ

You can develop applications to send and receive messages, and to manage your queue managers and related resources. IBM® MQ supports applications written in many different languages and frameworks.

To learn about developing applications for IBM MQ, visit IBM Developer:
  • LearnMQ (learn the basics, run a demo, code an app, take more advanced tutorials)
  • MQ developer downloads (including free developer editions and trial versions)
You might also find it easier to develop your applications if you are familiar with the concepts described in the following sections:

Support for object oriented languages and frameworks

IBM MQ provides core support for applications developed in the following languages and frameworks: See also Object-oriented applications.
.NET supports applications developed in many languages. To illustrate using the IBM MQ classes for .NET to access IBM MQ queues, the MQ product documentation contains information for the following languages:
  • C# (example code)
  • C++
  • Visual Basic
See Writing and deploying IBM MQ .NET programs.
[UNIX, Linux, Windows]IBM MQ also supports the MQ Light API, which implements the OASIS AMQP 1.0 protocol. There are messaging APIs for the following languages: See also Developing AMQP client applications.
The following language bindings are provided as-is:

Support for programmatic REST APIs

IBM MQ provides support for the following programmatic REST APIs to send and receive messages:
See Developing REST applications with IBM MQ, and also the tutorial Get started with the IBM MQ messaging REST API in the IBM MQ area of IBM Developer. This tutorial includes examples in the following languages, provided as-is, for use with the IBM MQ messaging REST API:
  • Go example that uses the MQ messaging REST API
  • Node.js example using HTTPS module
  • Node.js example with Promise module

Support for procedural programming languages

IBM MQ provides support for applications developed in the following procedural programming languages: These languages use the message queue interface (MQI) to access message queuing services. See Developing MQI applications with IBM MQ. Note that the IBM MQ Object Model, used by the object oriented languages and frameworks, provides additional functions that are not available to the procedural languages using the MQI.