JAX FINANCE BLOG

JAX Finance, 3-6 April 2017
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Finance: What’s in it for developers? – New FinTech JAX Magazine

IT is a must have for most banks these days – a massive change from its previous “optional” status. That being said, if banks are trying to win developers over, why shouldn’t the latter learn a bit about this sector? This JAX Magazine issue is packed with goodies — it’s our treat!

Finance and software engineering are not two parallel lines; finance needs software engineering’s help to grow and keep pace with today’s demands and competition. One popular opinion is that software engineers should become part of banks’ core business and help transform the entire concept of banking.

However, in order for that to happen, software engineers must not be treated as second-class citizens; development units have become a primary producer of business value, so why not admit that without them growth would be futile?

Changing the status quo of Finance

The technological needs of the finance industry include aspects such as Continuous Delivery, Java, Big Data, machine learning, low latency etc. By embracing these elements, the finance sector can change the status quo and co-exist with what appears to be a fierce opponent: FinTech.

How should banks respond to FinTech? Acknowledge that disruption is here to stay, find ways to partner and transform challenges into opportunities. This way, the digital future can belong to both “traditional” banks and disruptors – provided that software engineering takes center stage.

Thirsty for more? Open the magazine and see what we have prepared for you.

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Inside this issue

Banks are innovating but not at the rate you want them to Todor Gigilev

“Banks understand that technology is no longer just a tool — but a core skill”

Interview with Eric Horesnyi

“Technology not going with finance is like saying macaroni doesn’t go with cheese”

Interview with David M. Brear

Payments are about to change
John Davies

The traditional banking sector is much more “intrusive” than Bitcoin

Interview with Paolo Tasca

Looking beyond the blockchain hype

Henry Brade

The use of Java in finance

Stephen Colebourne

The Leprechaun Trap
Ram Lakshmanan

What can you do to minimize the risk?

Jorge Sagastume

Don’t fall into the “rewrite from scratch” trap
Sahil Patel

Eclipse Two: “I want to use Electron as a vehicle to rethink the IDE experience”

Interview with Doug Schaefer

“In a way, Apache Beam is the glue that connects many big data systems together”

Interview with Davor Bonaci and Jean-Baptiste Onofré

BEHIND THE TRACKS

CONTINUOUS DELIVERY & AUTOMATION
Automate delivery and boost productivity
CORE JAVA & PROGRAMMINGv
The joy of being a software engineer
AGILE & COMPANY CULTURE
The process of becoming fully agile
SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE
the dos and don’ts
BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY & SOLUTIONS
Get started with the tech and build apps on the Ethereum blockchain.
FINTECH & INNOVATION
Insight into the FinTech movement
HIGH PERFORMANCE & LOW LATENCY
Squeeze the best performance from your system
Agile & Company Culture

Agile & Company Culture

FinTech & Innovation

FinTech & Innovation

Continuous Delivery & DevOps

Continuous Delivery & DevOps

Software Architecture

Software Architecture

Core Java & Programming

Core Java & Programming

High Performance & Low Latency

High Performance & Low Latency

Blockchain Technology & Solutions

Blockchain Technology & Solutions