Trading front-ends handling a large number of instruments

Yesterday I prepared a client demonstration illustrating how trading front-ends can handle subscriptions to a large number of instruments. Equity derivative and fixed income trading front-ends often display long lists of products from extensive product databases. Front-ends traditionally interact with market data platforms using ...Read More

Benchmarking Caplin Liberator

As the financial comet-streaming engine space becomes more commoditised, vendor selection processes for market data distribution and trade capture projects are both becoming more commonplace and more exacting in their functional and non-functional requirements. One typical non-functional requirement is for high comet engine ...Read More

High Frequency Trading How To

I stumbled across an interesting new blog about High Frequency Trading recently. WK's High Frequency Trading How To covers some of the technical aspects of software and systems that handle high frequency trading from someone that has worked in the area. Hopefully the ...Read More

Chrome Crankshaft – 'doubles' JavaScript speed

Performance is a key aspect in native-web Single Dealer Platforms, since browser robustness is widely satisfactory in modern browsers. Low latency browser-based trading has been massively accelerated by the latest releases of Chrome and Firefox. Now that performance is set to get a boost ...Read More

Make bidirectional use of Comet – not just half of it!

In my blog Comet Servers for a Single-Dealer Platform (SDP) one of the questions I posed was whether a Comet server supports bidirectional messaging. The key feature of Comet has always been the 'server push' aspect - being able to send data ...Read More

Symbian S60 gets Microsoft's Silverlight rival to Flash

David Meyer from ZDNet UK has posted "Symbian S60 gets Microsoft's Silverlight rival to Flash". Silverlight is now supported on mobile devices before even the release of Windows Phone Series 7. As Single Dealer Platforms grow to focus more on mobile devices (we've ...Read More

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-11

1st Platformability post of the week-A singular state of mind. Read Tammy's thoughts on technological singularity: http://bit.ly/avkF5g #yam # London AJAX user group Comet Panel - next Thursday evening, (July 13th) @ 18:30 - register here: ...Read More

Silverlight 4 – Is it what banks want?

Where is Microsoft going with Silverlight? There is no ambiguity in Microsoft’s intentions to contend with AJAX and Adobe Flash in the RIA space; Friday's Silverlight 4 release includes me-too features such as enhanced video streaming capabilities aimed at internet broadcasters, better device ...Read More