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Can you have FIX automation without self-service?

Can you have FIX automation without self-service? 1040 585 FixSpec

You may have recently seen myself and Chris (founder of FixSpec) starring…

Do FIX Documents HAVE to be bad?

Do FIX Documents HAVE to be bad? 1440 944 FixSpec
I spend far more time thinking and talking about FIX documentation than… well pretty much anybody I’ve ever met. Despite being an outwardly-boring subject that is just too easy to swat away with objections like…

Five Principles For Better FIX Connectivity

Five Principles For Better FIX Connectivity 1440 944 FixSpec
Many firms that we speak to secretly struggle with FIX connectivity. Much like a duck moving across water, the internal reality of FIX connectivity is often quite different, which is why I suggest that firms secretly struggle with connectivity. For almost a decade, we’ve been talking to firms about what works and what doesn’t, and we’ve distilled these down into five principles for successful FIX connectivity.

Why you should invest in machine-readable API documentation

Why you should invest in machine-readable API documentation 700 459 FixSpec
Machine-readable API documentation is the future. We discuss why firms should invest time to innovate specifications to a point where they are genuinely useful, and why innovation doesn’t mean starting from scratch.

Building efficient conformance: How to get your house in order

Building efficient conformance: How to get your house in order 1224 801 FixSpec
Efficiency is something that all firms aspire to. A universal goal to establish processes, minimise fragmented documentation and make communication clear and consistent. “Getting your house in order” is a simple statement, but often a daunting task.

Software Vs People: What is automation, and how can we leverage software to reduce key man risk, and make conformance processes more efficient?

Software Vs People: What is automation, and how can we leverage software to reduce key man risk, and make conformance processes more efficient? 1440 960 FixSpec
A good process can work hand-in-hand with software. A poor process creates friction between person and tooling and hinders effective automation. But how do we reach a point of confident automation?