Platformability

Single Dealer Platforms, Industry Expertise

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

Websocket – First implementation impressions

Much to my surprise I ended up taking part in the inaugural Caplin HTML5 Hack Day. I say surprise because I'm more at home writing servers and APIs than working in a browser. Thankfully, it seems there's a feature in HTML5 for all of ...Read More

HTML5 Toolkits for Complex Web Applications

At Caplin, we build very complex web applications for financial trading, and we are often asked for advice about which of the many JavaScript toolkits out there are the best. Embarking on developing a web application can be bewildering: there's no shortage of JavaScript ...Read More

Why no WebSocket server API?

WebSocket consists of a simple Javascript API and a protocol definition. It is fairly simple in concept and the Javascript API makes it very easy to use within any web page. There is lots of talk about compatibility, support and issues with WebSocket which ...Read More

iPhone and iPad WebSocket support

With the release of iOS 4.2 yesterday Mobile Safari has been upgraded to support WebSocket, along with some other new features too. I have been reasonably vocal about how WebSocket isn't the answer to everything, mainly due to browser support and the ...Read More

HTML5 Hackathon

As the clock struck midday last Monday, we started our inaugural Caplin 24 hour HTML5 themed hackathon. Inspired by similar days run by Atlassian (amongst others) we were keen to release our engineers from any shackles and leave them free to ...Read More

Testing the Untestable

At Caplin we have a lot of products which do not have user interfaces. Of course,  a user interface for a internal component makes no sense, they are designed to be used by other components, who themselves may not have user interfaces. This ...Read More

Liquid Networks and Borrow Hunches

How to innovate according to Steven Johnson... "Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down; but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies, frequent coffee houses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on ...Read More