Getting Delivery Right: Software Development Methodologies in Practice

Introduction Software development methodologies describe structured approaches that guide the process of building software systems. These methodologies provide frameworks, practices, and principles to manage the complexities of software development projects efficiently. At Sinara, we recognise the importance of flexibility in project approaches and adopting the methodology most suitable to a particular project and client goals. […]

Making sense of message queues

Introduction When designing complex trading operational systems composed of multiple specialised processes, ensuring reliable, effective communication among them can be a significant challenge. Traditional approaches, such as remote procedure calls or direct binary protocols, can introduce tight coupling and inefficiencies in certain scenarios. For very high performance, low latency links, that may be acceptable and […]

Exploring Hosting and Connectivity Options for Exchanges

I recently had the pleasure of taking part in a panel discussion on exchange hosting and connectivity options at the Association of Futures Markets (AFM) conference in Budapest. Together with my fellow panellists from other technology firms and exchanges, we had a good conversation about the practical issues around how exchanges implement their operational systems. […]

Component-Based Testing – Reusable test steps as building blocks for test cases

At Sinara, testing is an integral part of our software development process and the success of project delivery and launch can depend on the quality of testing applied. Over the years, it is an area in which we have made significant investment, carefully exploring different approaches and developing a comprehensive framework for testing software applications. […]

Sinara at LME Week 2022: LME Metals Seminar, Monday Oct 24

We are pleased to announce that Sinara will once again be sponsoring the LME Metals Seminar on Monday 24th October in London. Like last year, we will be hosting an exhibitor stand at the Seminar, and speaking to delegates about how we can help metals derivatives firms with their trading technology needs. We will be presenting our SinaraTLC suite […]

FIA Paris – resilience in the markets

It was great to be at the offices of Euronext in Paris last week, attending the FIA Paris conference. The top theme cutting across the discussions was all about how we can preserve safe, orderly markets in volatile times, particularly in relation to assets such as commodities that have a strong link to the real […]

Visit Sinara at FIA IDX 2022 – London, 6-8 June

After several years as regular delegates, Sinara are pleased to be an official sponsor and exhibitor at the FIA IDX conference in London for the first time. If you’re at IDX this year (June 6-8 at The Brewery), do drop by our exhibitor stand to learn more about our work transforming business processes and delivering […]

OWASP Security Standards for Web Applications

Any good developer knows that security, especially in web applications, is an ever-changing field and it’s important to keep up to date. It’s also a complex field, so you should never try “rolling your own” security, and instead make sure to use industry standards and guidelines for the best possible security outcomes. In the fast-paced […]

Reflections on LME’s Sustainability Morning

Introduction Commodity trading has always had a difficult relationship with sustainability and environmental protection. With COP26 now concluded, there continues to remain an opportunity for the commodity markets to find a key role in this ever-growing challenge. The increasing demands of new and existing markets has driven the need for cheaper and more readily accessible […]