At the end of my previous article (DNDJ, Vol. 6, issue 4), I explained the
theory behind the two major technologies to be used in timing the market. On
the one hand, we are dealing with distributed computing - a process whereby
large computationally intensive tasks can be broken up and shared among
multiple computers in order to be processed in a shorter amount of time. On
the other hand, genetic programming gives us a mechanism for solving the most
complicated of problems by "evolving" a solution through the random creation
of multiple candidate solutions and the gradual selection of the ones that
look most promising.
In this article - the second of this two-part series - we are going to dive
into the code behind our solution. First, we'll look at the genetic
programming implementation - and see how the artificial intelligence
principles that govern this approach ... (more)
From time to time, I find myself lassoing a sacred cow in this Editorial
space, dragging it over to the slaughterhouse of rhetoric, and ultimately
barbecuing its falsehood over the stainless-steel, six-burner,
propane-powered grill of real-world experience. To wit, the current industry
obsession with SOA as a panacea for every information system ill from
performance to security is, in my humble opinion, a phenomenal load of crap.
Now, please don't misunderstand me. I am not saying that there isn't a myriad
of benefits to be derived from exposing systems' functionality for access b... (more)
I’ve always been puzzled by the ability of some traders to consistently
make money. A cynic would say that anyone who is able to profit in all
adverse economic environments (recessions, depressions, etc.) is most likely
able to do so because they are getting information that is not generally
available. Although the cynic might mean “inside” information by this
statement, I believe that there is a non-cynical interpretation of this
statement that is, to some degree, correct.
Algorithmic trading engines and market data vendors are becoming increasingly
important on Wall Street, ex... (more)
In March I had the honor and privilege to serve as .NET Track Chair for
SYS-CON Events' Web Services Edge East Conference & Expo in Boston. It is no
exaggeration to say that it was simply the best conference I have attended in
several years. The technical content was meaty, the opinions were strong, and
the discussions were open - who could ask for anything more?
Of particular joy to me was the warm reception with which my long-anticipated
"CLI Day" was received by the conference audiences. Miguel de Icaza, CTO of
Ximian and founder of the Mono Project to port .NET to Linux, kicke... (more)
.NET Developer's Journal editor-in-chief Derek Ferguson (.NETDJ) and Don Box
(DON), a leading authority on COM and architect in the Microsoft .NET
Developer and Platform Evangelism Group, recently sat down to talk with Brad
Abrams (BRAD), Lead Program Manager for the .NET Framework, about that
.NETDJ: What namespace are you the proudest of in the .NET Framework?
BRAD: That's tough because there's this tendency when you work at Microsoft
to find faults in whatever you're working on. Since I work on the namespaces,
I have no problem finding faults!
I really like the Sy... (more)