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Fixed Income Trading: New venues

A simple question came up recently in a conversation – how many new Fixed Income trading venues are there?  I could not think of anywhere th...

Monday, 22 August 2016

Fintech agile Sales, Marketing, Product Strategy and Devops model

Following on from an interesting conversation, this is an diagram depicting my view of the processes needed for a Fintech to thrive while bringing a product to market. 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Microservices and Daltrey, Townshend and McLaren

Prior to Microservices "being a thing" that spawned countless articles (ok, 1.87m for https://www.google.co.uk/#q=microservices) it was a pretty well understood design pattern.

Harking back to the late 90s a well known sell-side system (hint, think of where the McLaren cars are based) used to be (still is, but cloud deployed) based upon a microservice orientated model where each application module consisted of a number of services based upon a number of patterns:

Friday, 8 July 2016

Blockchain: After the POC

Blockchain and associated distributed ledger technology is clearly a hot topic right now.   Many firms are engaging in projects to present "proof-of-concept" (POC) of the technologies.  Given the long standing interest of this blog in buy-side OMS, EMS, innovation, disruption, FIX and blockchain it's time for a proposal for the future...

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

TypeScript versus JavaScript for node.js development?

While developing with JavaScript and node.js I have found various issues with the language and the IDE. A suggestion from a friend has been to investigate the use of TypeScript as a replacement and/or complement to JavaScript. 

Monday, 4 July 2016

Monday, 27 June 2016

Windows 10: Wireless hotspot problems

I use a wireless tethered mobile phone for connectivity for a Windows 10 laptop. If the tethered, connected phone is moved out of range of the laptop then the WiFi connection drops.