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Dynamically Generating Excel Workbooks



Recently, developers here at Sinara have built a number of applications that have involved dynamically generating large numbers of Excel spreadsheets from database tables. In some cases, the spreadsheets had simple layouts, with just raw numbers in cells, whilst others had more sophisticated formatting and charts. In addition to the core functionality, the performance of the (more…)

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Sinara at 25: Bigger projects (1995 to 1996)



In 2014, Sinara Consultants are celebrating our 25th anniversary. This 3rd blog in the series covers our move into bigger projects with exciting new technologies such as smartcards and mobile phone software. 1995 1995 was an exciting year for Sinara with the chance to work on two separate innovative projects.  At Nat West, Phil was delivering (more…)

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Supporting ‘problem’ IT systems



We all know that when looking at the lifetime of any software project, that the longest phase is support and maintenance. It’s the unglamorous, but highly important task of keeping the system running and often changing it to fit in with changing business or technical requirements. Larger organisations with well-developed project processes normally plan this (more…)

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Sinara at 25: our first office (1992 – 1994)



In 2014, Sinara Consultants are celebrating our 25th anniversary. This second blog in a series to mark this milestone covers 1992 – 94 when Sinara established our first permanent office and started to specialise in software for financial market data. 1992 Sinara has always been a leading indicator for the location of good value London office (more…)

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Sinara at 25: the early years (1989 -1991)



In 2014, Sinara Consultants are celebrating our 25th anniversary. To mark this significant milestone, we’ll be publishing a series of blog entries that look back on some of the events and projects over that time. This entry covers our early years, including the search for a name and challenging customer feedback (flying keyboards!). 1989 Sinara (more…)

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FISD Exam Success



Having told everybody we meet that Sinara are experts in IT systems for Financial Market Data, we decided to put this to the test by getting one of our consultants to take the FISD’s Financial Information Associate (FIA) exam. We’re delighted that our consultant Hamish Adourian has passed the exam with flying colours so can (more…)

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Sinara add citi-cats data to market data platform



As online brokers seek new services and opportunities to provide for their clients, some look to the various off-exchange venues to distinguish themselves. As a supplier of a market data platform, (SinaraMDP) it is important for Sinara to be able to adapt to these new data demands, by having a software design that is flexible enough (more…)

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Sinara celebrates 25th Anniversary in 2014



Sinara Consultants Limited is delighted to be celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2014. Over all that time we’ve designed, written and supported a lot of software systems for clients all over the world. We aim to carry on doing that for many years to come! Over the next few months we’ll be publishing a few (more…)

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Welcome to the Sinara Consultants blog



Welcome to the Sinara Consultants blog. This is where we will be sharing news about interesting things we are working on plus opinions and commentary on technical and business issues that impact the daily lives of the Sinara team and our clients. As 2014 is Sinara’s 25th anniversary, we’ll also be including some articles and (more…)

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