Author Archives: Ben

10 Questions To Ask About An API

The presence of an API in the systems we were buying or building used to be a nice feature to have. It would be appreciated by those trying to write management reports, but it would not be foremost in the … Continue reading

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10 Things You’ll Do On Every Messaging Project – Designing an Adapter Framework

This is the second in our series on life on an enteprise messaging project. This time we will be discussing that adapter framework you noticed appearing in the development team’s conversations. There’s no line for it on the project plan, … Continue reading

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Ten Things You’ll Do On Every Messaging Project – Intro

So you’ve read Enterprise Patterns, and understood at least half of it. You’ve either finally got Eclipse working, or downloaded last week’s service pack for Visual Studio. You’re ready to write your first enterprise messaging solution – but what’s it … Continue reading

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AWS for Financial Services London – Using Big Data Analytic to Drive New Revenue

Amazon are running a morning conference in the City next week (29 March 2012). We’ll be going along to find out more!

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10 Things You Never Wanted To Know About The Eurex 13 Clearing Feed

Here’s a handy list of quirks and gotchas you won’t find in the documentation for the Eurex 13 trade confirmation stream (): (1) When a trade is posted on a G1/G2 account (automated give-up), the trade confirmation message (000) will … Continue reading

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ISS-MAG.COM Post-Trade Technology Summit Conference Notes

The first ISS Post Trade Technology conference was a small but perfectly-formed occasion, down at the Hilton in Canary Wharf (sponsored by my friends at Volante amongst others). Thanks to an excellent question from one of the moderators, it seemed that the make … Continue reading

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AWS Cloud – Mostly Local Showers

AWS Cloud – Introduction to AWS – 27th September 2011 We attended the ‘AWS Cloud – Introduction to AWS’ conference in London today (27th September, 2011), to hear a keynote from Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels, technical evangelism from Matt … Continue reading

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IDX 2011 Conference Notes

We attended the second day of IDX, with the intention of focussing primarily on clearing. Some themes we picked up: Static data is a problem for everyone Everyone is aware of SunGard’s dominance in Middle and Back Office, but no-one knows … Continue reading

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