Hit The Numbers – An aid to blue-sky thinking

When the digital world first became a workplace, trading platforms were adaptations of physical work environments evolved over many years for a niche group of highly skilled and specialized people. The burgeoning speed and power of the Internet, which originally made ...Read More

Release Watcher – Hackday Project

At predetermined times during the trading week economic data is released that can immediately impact the markets bringing spikes in liquidity and volatility. One only needs to look at the reaction of the British pound to the June Nonfarm Payroll number, which came ...Read More

Human Behaviour @ Behavioural Design Conference

Caplin Systems gave me the opportunity to attend my first conference in London last Friday; it was “Nudgestock” at Digital Shoreditch. The topic, ‘Behavioural Design’, has always interested me, and it ties in with my work at Caplin. It was an exciting and ...Read More

The History and Evolution of Executing Futures

Plaformability is a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a highly skilled, tightly aligned London based software development team dedicated to creating frameworks for single-dealer platforms (SDPs). We dedicate this blog to writing about the technology that fuels SDP's, but ...Read More

FinTech New York Hackathon Round-Up

After some much needed sleep we're able to reflect on the inspired (and at times manic) hacking that took place this weekend in New York. Over 30 teams presented their demos competing for the grand prize of $10,000 from Novus. Hack Projects The various ...Read More

'Magic Ink' and the evils of interaction design!

Here is my contribution to the discussion: Yes Bret Victor is a real inspiration. I have copies of most of his writing in my DevonThink. I even grabbed the 'Invention video' (2012) on my rarely updated tumblelog in February (www.detyro.co.uk). In fact we liked ...Read More

Project Dashboard – Part 1

With dozens of products in development at any one point in time, staying informed of the overall health of current projects can be like trying to count cards at a 6 deck blackjack table while the croupier sings the 12 days of Christmas. ...Read More

Caplin Thrower – Mobile Hackday Project

While the rise of internet-capable mobile devices has solved a lot of problems, it has also brought a host of new problems with it. One problem you may encounter is that as your customers are now using multiple devices to access your service, ...Read More