Chat Bot for Infrastructure Management

Everyone is definitely familiar with all those great development and infrastructure tools that should be used when you create and/or maintain a mature software solution. Some of them are integrated with each other, like Atlassian stack, some require additional tweaking, as AWS and other monitoring…

Moving to a new iOS

While you are developing for iOS you are regularly facing with the new iOS version releases. Some of them go smooth and your initially built app continues working fine. Like, you can simply skip newly deprecated functions. However, major versions may simply not allow your…

Getting files over FTPS from ING – what can be easier?

Once upon a time we’ve got a task to obtain some files from ING through FTPS on regular basis. Those files contained some payment info that was needed to be proceeded further. Not at problem, right? However, it sounds much easier then it was… Thus,…

IB TWS – Forever up! Fixing disconnect routine

Imagine you need to create an algo tool that should work with Interactive Brokers through Trading Workstation API. Nothing complex, right – so, you develop the tool, test it using the paper account, all goes smoothly and you’re ready to go live. However, once done…

Silverlight to HTML5

A while ago we faced a task of converting Silverlight front-end application into HTML5. Apart from the fact that app was 100% based on Silverlight 5, it used third party components like Telerik, KML files read/write utilities, Spatial data processing utilities, MS Map Controls, PRISM…

Slow JQuery hide and show

Very often it is very important for UIs in webapps to show and hide blocks of content. However, it turned out that iPad-versions of the same menus work about 1 second longer than desktop versions of the same webapp. Real-life variations can be 1 to…

Create stock charts based on Yahoo!Finance? Piece of cake!

We needed to build a dynamic chart with some historical stocks data showing a daily performance of individual stocks, indices, and portfolio. HighStocks js lib was chosen, and Yahoo!Finance was used to get historical EOD data for NASDAQ stocks to minimise support costs for the…

Multithreaded TWS MFC application: Yes or No

Multithreading is a nut for several years by now. This is the only way to achieve scalability: CPU clocking is close to limit. There are a lot of cookbooks explaining how to build multithreaded applications properly. The only issue is that building a block of…