Linked by David Adams on Tue 16th Aug 2011 16:47 UTC
Linux When it comes to the fast-moving business of trading stocks, bonds and derivatives, the world's financial exchanges are finding an ally in Linux. As late as 2007, Wall Street exchanges were still largely run on Unix . . . Over the past few years however, Linux has crept into this market, showing up first in ancillary systems and then running a few core exchanges.
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by fran on Tue 16th Aug 2011 18:09 UTC
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

Other reasons.

C++ for real time split second trading
Of the best and highest paid programmers on Earth.

http://adtmag.com/articles/2011/07/29/why-hft-programmers-earn-top-...

The share's racket pays real good.

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RE: c++
by JAlexoid on Tue 16th Aug 2011 21:54 in reply to "c++"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

These guys actually use all and any languages. These guys can even make non real time Java to be like real time Java.

But anyone that wants their job is plain crazy... An exceptional SAP freelancer will make 2x-3x more money without the stress.

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RE: c++
by Kebabbert on Wed 17th Aug 2011 10:28 in reply to "c++"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

Other reasons.

C++ for real time split second trading
Of the best and highest paid programmers on Earth.

http://adtmag.com/articles/2011/07/29/why-hft-programmers-earn-top-...

The share's racket pays real good.

Several of the largest and fastest stock exchanges are written in Java. Make sure to never trigger the garbage collector, though.

Java excels on the back end and give extreme performance, if done right. C++ is not needed.

There was a study of algo trading apps, the Java version was fastest. Faster than C++.

JIT compilers can in theory be faster than C++. In the future we might see it.

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