Managing the ongoing release cycle of an active trading venue often means juggling a lot at the same time.
Each functional release comes with a set of API changes that need to be communicated and delivered in time for launch. You've got to get in the development queue of key vendors and members, make sure they deliver on time, and certify new functionality before launch.
When your exchange was small, perhaps you could manage this manually. But the bigger you grow, or the faster you innovate, the more you'll need automated, repeatable systems and processes.
By improving the way API change is presented to your customers and automating how you certify it, FixSpec can help put routine upgrades on auto-pilot and let you spend more time working on your next big idea.
Ever wonder if customers actually read the API document you spent all that time writing?
From working with people who write API documents and those who read them, we know that "traditional" PDFs don't deliver what developers need to code efficiently. Often, developers want to see differences versus a standard in addition to the lists of messages you support. Examples and workflow diagrams are worth a thousand words, but are often absent.
FixSpec's SpecServer is designed to bridge this gap, delivering the information and tools developers need while being simple for venues to edit and publish.
No one has time for errors, especially when they're preventable.
Formal certification ensures that new customers are production-ready, reducing the risk of system failures. No wonder regulators around the world are now prioritising more formal, regular certification.
When you started out, perhaps you certified manually. But, as you grow, teams expand and consistency can suffer, and the prospect of an all-customer re-certification project becomes migraine-inducing.
FixSpec's Central when combined with SpecServer, takes the pain, inconsistency and monotony out of (re-)certifying customers. And since Central is always listening, there's no need to pre-book certification windows or wait on the phone as customers test.
Want to offer a new service allowing customers to better troubleshoot testing errors or self-certify?
FixSpec's SideKick lets you put the power of FixSpec's Central in your customer's hands.
SideKick gives customers a window directly into your test environment, providing opportunity for real-time feedback on messaging issues of their traffic, letting them prepare for certification at their own pace and on their own schedule.
And because SideKick connects to your existing environment and leverages FixSpec's SpecServer for specs, there is nothing to re-script for each release - it just works.