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Watch: Have the FIX standards become part of ISO?

In this week's episode, Chris Lees discusses why people hack together tools inside firms. We look at the pros and cons of developing internal tools to solve specific problems within firms. What are the benefits? and what are the drawbacks?

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Watch: FIX simulation testing with Gregg Drumma from Gamma Three Trading.

Chris Lees talks to Gregg Drumma, founder of Boston-based software vendor Gamma Three Trading. In addition to talking all things FIX, Gregg talks more about their FIX Protocol testing tool, FIX Sim, which provides an easy to use FIX simulation environment for testing of trading workflows.

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Watch: Why do people hack?

In this week's episode, Chris Lees discusses why people hack together tools inside firms. We look at the pros and cons of developing internal tools to solve specific problems within firms. What are the benefits? and what are the drawbacks?

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Watch: No one cares about FIX specifications

Chris Lees takes an honest look at FIX specifications, how firms are currently using them, and a vision for the future where machine-readable “contracts” unlock automation and efficiency across FIX connectivity, FIX conformance, and customer support.

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Watch: What is FIX Orchestra

Chris Lees discusses FIX Orchestra, an XML standard document from the FIX Trading Community, designed to express a FIX specification document in a machine-readable format. With an end goal to build up a machine-readable eco-system, FIX Orchestra is designed to reduce the time it takes to onboard counterparties, and improve the overall accuracy of FIX connectivity.

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Watch: What is solved and unsolved in the world of FIX?

This week, joining Chris Lees as he takes a look at the FIX landscape, which elements are solved, and which have room for improvement. We cover FIX engines, the challenges of FIX migration, FIX standards, FIX certification, Testing and QA, FIX log parsing, automation, and the importance of machine-readable FIX specifications.

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Watch: How to do FIX differently with Chris Lees

Chris Lees explores doing FIX differently, discussing the systems, tools, and processes that surround FIX, which can help FIX onboarding, and production support to be more efficient. In the #doFIXdifferently series, we will dive into key themes such as automation, and how to be more efficient, and smarter with the resources available.

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Why you should invest in machine-readable API documentation

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.

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5 common challenges when looking to automate

In our recent webinar series, we painted (we think) a fairly compelling picture of where we feel automation can help connectivity teams. And, from everyone we’ve spoken to since, although we hit the nail on the head with the vision, the important question remains; how do I get there?

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The future of FIX: how electronic blueprints could automate API testing and conformance.

This future-focused webinar discussed what FIX could look like in 3-5 years time, how APIs (and crucially documentation) may have to change, and what role automation will play within connectivity teams.

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