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How to build a successful iOS application from Java code in two months

January 12th, 2017 No comments

The challenge

Enjoy a challenge? Our mission in early Spring 2016 was to develop a live prototype of the OTC flex-options trading application in a very short space of time. Join the Devexperts Mobile Development team on a journey of discovery as we set to work at finding the ultimate solution.

In a not so distant past it used to be the norm to essentially perform all trading operations manually – with a phone in one hand and a spreadsheet with your positions in the other. The teams’ overall goal was to automate current workflow allowing traders to monitor their options portfolio on the fly and simultaneously analyse risks.

Phase one of this exciting project involved developing a desktop application and a mobile solution – iPad app. Working closely with designers and the UI/UX team to implement as much functionality as possible, the overall achievement of delivering this comprehensive product on time was impressive. The project started in early April and had to be completed by the designated date in late May – and not a single day later. In total, the team had only had 6-8 weeks pure development time. Read more…

We will forever cherish the memory of you, Artem. You will be greatly missed.

March 23rd, 2015 No comments

ArtemColleagues and friends,
Our close-knit company has suffered a tragic loss. On Saturday, our friend and colleague Artem Kozyrev, a warm-hearted and inspiring person, fell through the ice to his death.

Artem was one of the co-founders of the company, the person behind the first versions of the TOS and Thinkpipes platforms and a great source of expertise on option trading. Artem was a kind, wise and open-minded person with a positive attitude. It was great pleasure to work with him because of his exceptional friendliness, outstanding intellect and knowledge. He was always determined to do the right thing the right way.

Artem was a loving husband and father of two young children.

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Interview with Roman Elizarov – director of ACM ICPC finals 2013

July 17th, 2013 No comments

Roman Elizarov – Devexperts Board member and Projects Coordinator, Director  of ACM ICPC contest finals 2013 shares his experiences of the ACM ICPC contest finals organisation. ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) is an annual multi-tiered competitive programming competition among the universities of the world.  The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world. Roman is not the only person in Devexperts, who is concerned with ACM ICPC, but the most known one.

I would like to start this interview with congratulations. Participants and guests appreciation of ICPC finals contest organisation is very high. Do you feel that your efforts have been rewarded by everybody’s recognition?

Yes, it was an extremely rewarding experience. It turned out much more rewarding than I had anticipated. Read more…

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Devexperts – the new phase in platform development

October 19th, 2012 No comments

Interview published in ForexMagnates Quarterly Market Report For Q3 2012

The online foreign Exchange trading market has been dominated by a handful of trading platforms. Brokers who entered the markets in the early 2000’s started off with their own unique proprietary platforms, as the market grew and expanded the whitelabel concept flourished and new firms were setting up using existing off the shelf technology which was the standard in the market. Devexperts a financial technology firm had developed custom trading platforms exclusively for a couple of clients in financial derivatives (outside Russia). Those plat forms have been very successful and came with a wide range of useful features from a trader and broker perspectives. Read more…

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How to choose a monitoring system for your IT infrastructure?

September 12th, 2012 4 comments

Selecting a monitoring system is hard, but there are just four important questions which could simplify this work.

The first question to be answered when choosing a monitoring system is, “What problem do I want to solve with it?”

For example:

  • I have a lot of servers, databases, and other equipment in the network, but I do not have a way of monitoring them of monitoring the overall system;
  • I provide a service to my clients, but the only way of knowing about problems are when they are reported by the clients themselves;
  • I try to monitor their IT infrastructure through the use of a lot of different specialized software that requires a lot of specialists to support;
  • I have a monitoring system, but am unhappy with the cost / quality / functionality.

Clearly articulate the answer to this first question and you can move on.

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