Banking and Trading



  • I am looking to using Qt to develop specific applications for financial trading applications.

    Reason: Gui development cross platform (Linux/Windows/Mac) is a pain, and Qt solves most of that and has the DB and Network infrastructure too..

    What I would be interested in is starting a group to develop the trading specific stuff like FIX/FAST messaging, there are a few out there, but they are either restrictive, or use Boost (Barf).

    Anyone interested?


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    I do not know how much trading specific this would be. However, I have some interest in fast, low latency distribution of information.
    I will certainly watch out for such a group.



  • What do you mean by "a group" exactly? A group as they exist on Qt DevNet? To request one, you need at least Robot Herder status, and I notice you are a newcommer on the forum (welcome!).

    To be honest, I don't think there will be much interest in such a specific area here. Not that I want to discourage you from persuing using Qt for your banking-related applications, I just think that this is such a small niche that I don't think a group or a special subforum would get much traffic.


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    [quote author="Andre" date="1321435351"]What do you mean by "a group" exactly? A group as they exist on Qt DevNet? To request one, you need at least Robot Herder status, and I notice you are a newcommer on the forum (welcome!).

    To be honest, I don't think there will be much interest in such a specific area here. Not that I want to discourage you from persuing using Qt for your banking-related applications, I just think that this is such a small niche that I don't think a group or a special subforum would get much traffic. [/quote]

    I think he wants to assemble a group of developers that would be implementing the code, not talking on DevNet ;) But I may be wrong.

    williamsj - I am somewhat interested. Do you intend to make it into an independent project, or integrate into Qt5? What about licensing?



  • [quote author="sierdzio" date="1321435957"][quote author="Andre" date="1321435351"]What do you mean by "a group" exactly? A group as they exist on Qt DevNet? To request one, you need at least Robot Herder status, and I notice you are a newcommer on the forum (welcome!).

    To be honest, I don't think there will be much interest in such a specific area here. Not that I want to discourage you from persuing using Qt for your banking-related applications, I just think that this is such a small niche that I don't think a group or a special subforum would get much traffic. [/quote]

    I think he wants to assemble a group of developers that would be implementing the code, not talking on DevNet ;) But I may be wrong.

    williamsj - I am somewhat interested. Do you intend to make it into an independent project, or integrate into Qt5? What about licensing?[/quote]

    Hi Andre & Sierdzio,

    Sorry if what I was asking sounded misleading, to give you a little history:

    I am a one man IT department in a small trading bank, and hence only get to spend about 20-30 hours per week looking at new coding. I started off wanting to produce "simple" reports from our trading system and present them to the traders and management in the form of a GUI app. We have windows users, linux users and I am an avid Mac fanatic :-) Thus developing GUIs for all these is bad enough, and having worked for Nokia in the past knew of Qt, which I thought would solve some of my problems, at least the GUI ones. I had no intention of using more of the Qt framework until I dug out the network and database modules, then it seemed that integrating the open source protocol handlers into Qt would be no issue (that was me being naive) so choices; rip the open source handlers apart and force them into Qt, or re-write from scratch!

    My query was as Sierdzio said to see if there was anyone else out there interested in working on developing protocol handlers within the Qt framework as

    The main targets being FIX and FAST which are generic financial protocols. http://www.fixprotocol.org/fast

    I am aware it is a fairly niche area, but given the ability to send and receive FIX, the mobile guys could send and receive data to mobile apps for market prices etc directly in native form, also there may be some other small bank IT departments out there with similar ideas.

    For myself, I have no objections to making it available to Qt, these are standard protocols and outside of the work required to implement have no commercial value, and hence licensing is not an issue.



  • OK, thanks for the clarification! I personally have no interest in this field (at the moment, at least), but I wish you all the luck in finding like-minded people to collaborate with! Enjoy!


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