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Kotlin From The Trenches

November 10th, 2017 No comments

Kotlin from the trenches

In the last few years, the growth of hype around the Kotlin programming language has been about the same as that of the Bitcoin rate. This close attention was gingered up even more in May 2017, when Google declared official support of Kotlin for the development for Android. Of course, we couldn’t help joining the study of this topic and decided to experiment with Kotlin, using it in our new Android-based project.

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SWING: OLDIE BUT GOLDIE

November 2nd, 2017 No comments

No one’s talking Swing’s retirement – despite it being in its golden years. As you probably imagine, it is the most heavily used JAVA library for GUI creation. Which is well justified as Swing-based applications can be of any complexity and will look (and work!) the same when run on any OS. There’s, of course, a price to pay: as your application becomes more complex and accumulates lots of custom graphics, you’re bound to run into problems with performance and response speed.

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How Custom Trading Platforms Boost Brokers’ Revenues

October 17th, 2017 No comments

A popular business model among technology providers is to develop and sell a trading platform as a universal product. It comes with great benefits for both the vendor and the client: cost, time-to-market, well-recognized and time-tested solution.
The main argument against such universal solutions from the point of view of a broker is clear: no – or too little – differentiation. But there are some implications coming from the product universality that are less obvious.

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Devexperts and Intelligent Wave Inc. Partner to Develop an Exclusive Stock Trading Platform for Japan

October 6th, 2017 1 comment

Devexperts, developer of the financial markets most successful professional retail and institutional trading platforms, and provider of one of the US’s largest cloud-based financial data infrastructures, signed an agreement with the Japanese software provider, Intelligent Wave Inc., to introduce a new white-label ready brokerage stock trading platform to Japanese securities companies.

Devexperts and IWI partnership

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Exclusive: Professor Rachid Guerraoui from EPFL comments on how transactional memory influences our future

August 17th, 2017 No comments

At one of the programming forums we were pleased to be able to speak to Rachid Guerraoui (École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, EPFL), whose research is devoted to concurrent and distributed programming, across systems ranging from multiprocessors to wide-area networks. This topic is of high interest to us, as Devexperts solutions for the financial industry widely use concurrent algorithms.

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The world is concurrent, parallel and distributed

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Antique Statue’s in Fintech: Behind the Scenes

August 15th, 2017 No comments

Join Devexperts on a curious journey that led them to combine the theme of stone statues of antiquity and fintech.

macbook in antique imperior with dxTrade Web

How do you set your products apart from the competition in a narrow saturated marketplace? This is never an easy task, particularly if you are working in a specific B2B segment and your clients are large companies. We all know that a trial can sometimes yield results. But in general we have found at Devexperts that when promoting our products and services it is often more efficient and secure to use live demos in a bid to familiarize a customer with how we can revolutionize their business. Regularly attending exhibitions and interacting with our prospective customers, it is paramount that Read more…

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Chameleon: A Cozy Palette Management Tool

June 22nd, 2017 No comments

When a product suite is constantly evolving it can be a challenge to keep under control the combinatorial explosion of colors; particularly when you have to maintain a number of related products. This article describes the challenges, explores the different approaches and unveils the solution our UI designers and developers uncovered while customizing Devexperts trading applications.

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How We Work on Design Use Сases. Symbol Library

May 3rd, 2017 No comments

dxMobile is part of our extensive finance software product line gathered under one brand. It was launched on web, desktop, and mobile platforms (both iOS and Android). It is a complex product that boasts rich functionality for financial analysts, professional traders, and researchers. It provides the ability to trade, use analytics, charting and newsfeed for different vendors and brokers. All products in the line have their unique color palettes and style guides. Designing mobile apps, we aspire to maintain the entire functionality of the base platforms (web and desktop). As one could expect, a transition of massive web components to a mobile platform would require a very thorough adaptation. Needless to say, it is crucial for us to keep the platform up to system guidelines and modern trends. We have been designing this app for a couple of years already so we have faced and solved numerous different cases during this time. This article is an attempt to describe one of these cases on our Android application. Read more…

What is the customer not aware of when developing trade application design?

April 19th, 2017 No comments

Nik Slezkinsky, Head of UX Design Department at Devexperts, shared his vision on building award-winning trade application UI’s

Interviewer: Can you describe the Devexperts Design Team working process?

Nik: There are two ways to develop a UI. The first one is when we are free to create a product from scratch. Starting from scratch is easy, as we have full control over the implementation process and the result. In the second case, clients provide us with logos, colors, and maybe some more guidelines, so front-end terminals design is built under certain constraints. Here the story is unpredictable every time as we may have some challenges to overcome. For example, a client might want Read more…

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…