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The Economist takes me back in time! MarketAxess, BondTicker and 2003!

The Economist takes me back in time! MarketAxess, BondTicker and 2003!

The January 19, 2013, edition of Economist has an article named “Bit by Bit” on the Bond Market. Listening to the article on my way back from work this week I was pleasantly surprised to hear the MarketAxess mentioned as one of the popular and successful of the many efforts in digitizing the bond trading and reporting market. The reason? I designed and built MarketAxess’s BondTicker product in 2002 – 2003 when I was working with AppLabs. The MarketAxess web…

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I Hate System.out.println()

I Hate System.out.println()

Java programmers love this deadly API – System.out.println(). It is easy to use and versatile. A definite improvement over the old printf() from my C Programming days.But I hate the damn thing. Hate it with a loathing that only someone who has spent days and weeks trying to get some other idiots code to work knows. This innocuous Java statement prints a string to the standard console. It will print whatever you want it to. Which is great if you…

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