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  • Oh, what a year it's been! Watch our video for a year-end recap and exciting news coming up in 2018. And, don’t forget to scroll down. We’re sharing our five most popular blog posts of 2017 with you. Enjoy the read. On behalf of the entire Eikos Partners team, thank you for your continued support. We look forward to working with you in the New Year.

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  • When evaluating options for a user interface JavaScript framework for your next application, it’s impossible to ignore the crowd favorites: Angular 2+, React, and Vue. Eikos developers have experience with all three frameworks and are familiar with the benefits and limitations of each. Although Vue is the new kid on the block, we have seen great results using it in our recent projects. In addit...

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  •   In prior blog posts, we have discussed how a company can run the same application in the three major operating systems, Windows, MacOS, and Linux, using a single code-base.  In the blog  "Electron: Create a single app for Windows, Linux, and Mac" we demonstrate how one might implement a solution to this problem using the open-source technology Electron.  And, while it does provide a...

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  •   Digital transformation is hampered by misalignment between IT and the rest of the organization. As developers, we typically spend a large portion of our time building software infrastructure to make building the business applications easier and quicker. The challenge when building this infrastructure is that it is time consuming if you do it the right way and therefore risks not be...

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  •   A recent article in Finextra, Design Thinking pays off for BBVA, presented an interesting view on the impact of a customer-first approach to developing applications, and the level of success that can be achieved measurably in business growth. 

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  •  Front-end user interface development is a fast-moving area of the industry, and frameworks, tools, and techniques change quickly. There are many building blocks to consider when starting a new project and developers have a multitude of things to take into consideration including performance, scalability, integration, and the look and feel of the site, among others. We chose Vue.js for...

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  •     A top 10 hedge fund was dissatisfied with its existing order blotter. While implemented in the existing browser, it was not performing and the user interface was poorly designed and could not keep up with the 100K updates a minute. Furthermore, users were not able to have multiple windows open simultaneously or take advantage of late order entry. 

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  •   Building user interfaces is a non-trivial exercise. There are several considerations, yet identifying your audience, and how and what information they need or want to digest, remain critical. It drives the narrative for the UI design. Moreover, it establishes the mobile tipping point. It’s not always an all or nothing situation. While some applications are ideal for smart devices, o...

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  •   As part of regular software updates, the ops team at a tier 1 bank pushed releases to its users bi-monthly. This slow deployment schedule meant the business wasn’t achieving optimal productivity. Generating the insights required to take advantage of market opportunities often took two days as the data required to do so had to be added to spreadsheets manually. This also meant the bu...

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  • Trends in the IT world are probably its most defining character. Just when you have finished (or mostly finished) building your applications based on the current technology it is time to start thinking about what is next. Today, now that the Microsoft Windows Operating Systems are no longer the only players in town and mobile devices are so ubiquitous, a major trend we see is the abili...

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Why I ❤️ Git

  • Everyone knows that in order to have a successful project, you need to be managing your product well. Git, a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency, is the perfect tool for this. When used with task managers such as Jira, Git can be taken to further levels as it serves as a comple...

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  • When evaluating options for building your next JavaScript user interface framework, it’s impossible to ignore the crowd favorites:  Angular and React. Created by Google and supported by a thriving Q&A community, Angular’s rapid front-end development capabilities, powerful two-way data binding, and easy testing features make it hard to beat for both single page applications as well as m...

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  • Capital Markets Systems Infrastructure (CMSI) is typically fraught with multiple systems from multiple vendors. When the major components, solutions, and vendors supporting the CMSI have been around for decades, why does this complexity and thorniness endure?

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  • This blog originally appeared on TabbForum. The 2008 financial crisis initiated a swath of regulations relating to capital and its allocation and demanded a much more rigorous measurement of risk factors. Financial firms’ responded with a surge of investments in risk systems infrastructure to ensure compliance.

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  • The Challenge You may think that your IT dollars are going towards new and exciting systems, but roughly 60 to 70 cents are for the applications that existed when you first joined the firm.

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  • In an earlier blog we discussed below horizon risks that the CIO has to face and manage. These are largely unknown to the organization, at least until they get it totally wrong! In the cases where initiatives fail, often the reason isn’t the technology, but how well it is managed, and that leads back to project management.

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  • David Lattimore-Gay, CTO, Eikos Partners and Brian Slater, founding partner, Eikos Partners sit down and chat about open source initiatives, and the ways in which they can be approached, improved and implemented.

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  • High performing desktop apps built with OpenFin technology

      Two years ago we built an app to run in the browser and then the client asked us to create the same app in a desktop version. This app had all the challenging stress characteristics of trader apps: high volume update, and low latency. We had two options to build the desktop app: WPF or OpenFin. WPF was a well-known and proven technology in the industry and at Eikos, whereas OpenFin ...

  • Deliver business apps in days instead of weeks?

    On February 8, the Eikos Partners team held a breakfast seminar at The Bryant Park Hotel's Terrace Loft. It was a morning filled with engaging presentations, breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and thoughtful discussions on hot topics facing the industry today.

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  • With the increasing popularity of mobile browsing, it has become expected of us web developers to build some sort of responsiveness into our projects. From personal experience, the majority of sites I visit on my mobile device do have some responsive design elements, however the experience is often still lacking due to poor performance. Site performance is a broad topic and can be affe...

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  • Measuring application performance in Node.js, Web and OpenFin

    Regardless of the environment, measuring performance is probably one of the most critical but often overlooked steps before releasing an application to production. The trick is balancing calculation of metrics vs impacting the overall run-time and affecting the very thing you are looking to improved.

  • Changing the IT dynamics in financial services

    Over the last 30 years the financial industry has gone through a continuous cycle of growth and retraction, the latter caused by internal structural issues, or by macro-economic events. There is no way one can plan for these events, except to accept that they are a factor that has to be catered for.

  • Can protocol buffers improve the speed of your website?

    Recently, I started doing research into protocol buffers and decided to run performance tests to see if they are a viable option for reducing server response time over traditional JSON APIs. As I am new to protocol buffers, I made a demo site to test the different API types. See it here.

  • Creating animations using CSS or JavaScript?

    On a recent project, I created a UI rolodex style component. After moving past the irony of making a virtual component of one of the oldest ways to display cards, I was able to get in-depth experience using CSS animations and transitions. When complete, I was rather happy with the component so I decided to blog about my experience.

  • Can IT management & CIOs surf the technology waves?

    I have always posed the point that IT management has a much greater impact on the bottom line than a company’s management ever realizes. That's because the decisions they make today have a tail impact that may not be evident for years—by which time the impact will be unavoidable. A good CIO has to recognize this, and needs to weigh the future risks involved in the decisions and the str...

  • Can a reusable NPM package help build flexible fintech apps?

    This past year we've created a second version of our framework, ScaleJS 2.0. The framework is quite small out of the box, which gives the developer the flexibility in how it is used. Because of that, we've created a number of NPM packages that we think of as extensions to the core framework.

  • Can a data lake save investment firms millions?

    According to TabbFORUM, investment managers annually spend millions of dollars in avoidable direct costs due to poor data management technology and operations architecture. Within many large organizations, the management of data is left solely to the business verticals, and in some cases to individual teams. This breeds data duplication, and the quality of the final data can be questio...

  • Electron: Create a single app for Windows, Linux, and Mac

    The days of the Microsoft Windows operating system domination are over. Apple and, to a lesser extent, Linux have taken back a major portion of the marketplace. But this presents companies with a new challenge: how to create feature-rich apps for multiple operating systems without maintaining multiple codesets.

  • WPF or web technologies for future desktop application development?

    Still using WPF to build desktop applications? Watch our CTO, David Lattimore-Gay explain why web technologies are the future for application development at FinJS NYC.

  • Does open source HTML5 guarantee cross-enterprise sharing?

    HTML5 and JavaScript are truly versatile technologies. The existing ecosystem for JavaScript components is vast and open, with things like NPM Registry and GitHub. A recent article in TabbFORUM highlights how HTML5 can be leveraged in any application across an enterprise, while enabling company-wide collaboration and sharing. Although this is true, it is important to understand that th...

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  • How can scaleJS and PJSON simplify UI development?

    In software development, one of the most valuable and well thought out components is the user interface (UI), or the frontend. Many resources are poured into good UI design and development. From UX designers, business analysts, and software engineers, there is a lot of work involved in creating and maintaining a UI. But is there a way to simplify the UI development process?

  • Distributed Ledger Technology: Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

    This blog originally appeared on TabbFORUM. In the fintech community we have become accustomed to the constantly changing “hot subject of the year”. As new technology capability arrives, it is used to solve another of the verticals problems, while in many cases create new ones.The interest in an “emergent” * technology like Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is not really new, howeve...

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  • A JavaScript framework for seamless application delivery on any platform?

    Figure 1 - The same app running in Chrome and as an OpenFin desktop, with almost complete code reuse. This example can be found here. JavaScript is a powerful and popular language for web development. It’s light weight and expressive, making it a good language to develop quickly in. Due to it’s popularity and attributes, the language has been adapted to power the backend of various se...

  • Can Free Be Too Expensive?

      A lot of interest has been generated by Goldman Sachs announcing that they will be providing their own software and tools available to others. This gesture should not be confused with opensourcing. It is still Goldman Sachs’ property, but those who take it are free to make changes to meet their needs. This opens an entire set of questions for their end users. Or at least, it should...

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  • Data is the backbone of any application. Without good data, without a solid foundation, the applications that we build are unstable and possibly detrimental to the business: they can and will provide bad insights which may and will lead to less than desirable actions, putting the business at risk.

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