Month: February 2006

QuickFIX/J FIX Engine

I’m the development lead for the pure Java port of the open source QuickFIX FIX protocol engine. The FIX protocol is widely used for financial market connectivity around the world. I’m creating a new blog category on this topic to post ongoing news and technical articles about the QuickFIX/J product. If you are interested in

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Collocated Teams: 7 Problems With Face-to-Face Communication

XP emphasizes radically collocated teams sitting together in a shared workspace. Some of the XP thought leaders claim that anything less than that will cause significant reductions in productivity. In some situations that may be true but it hasn’t always been my experience when I’ve worked on distributed teams. The productivity claim seems to be