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New JAX Magazine issue — Finance: What’s in it for developers?

Gabriela Motroc

IT is a must have for most banks these days – a massive change from its previous “optional” status. That being said, if banks are trying to win developers over, why shouldn’t the latter learn a bit about this sector? This JAX Magazine issue is packed with goodies — it’s our treat!

Finance and software engineering are not two parallel lines; finance needs software engineering’s help to grow and keep pace with today’s demands and competition. One popular opinion is that software engineers should become part of banks’ core business and help transform the entire concept of banking.

However, in order for that to happen, software engineers must not be treated as second-class citizens; development units have become a primary producer of business value, so why not admit that without them growth would be futile?

Changing the status quo

The technological needs of the finance industry include aspects such as Continuous Delivery, Java, Big Data, machine learning, low latency etc. By embracing these elements, the finance sector can change the status quo and co-exist with what appears to be a fierce opponent: FinTech.

How should banks respond to FinTech? Acknowledge that disruption is here to stay, find ways to partner and transform challenges into opportunities. This way, the digital future can belong to both “traditional” banks and disruptors – provided that software engineering takes center stage.

Thirsty for more? Open the magazine and see what we have prepared for you.

Download it here or get it in the JAX Magazine app

Inside this issue

Banks are innovating but not at the rate you want them to 

Todor Gigilev

“Banks understand that technology is no longer just a tool — but a core skill”

Interview with Eric Horesnyi

“Technology not going with finance is like saying macaroni doesn’t go with cheese”

Interview with David M. Brear

Payments are about to change
John Davies

The traditional banking sector is much more “intrusive” than Bitcoin

Interview with Paolo Tasca

Looking beyond the blockchain hype

Henry Brade

The use of Java in finance

Stephen Colebourne

The Leprechaun Trap
Ram Lakshmanan

What can you do to minimize the risk?

Jorge Sagastume

Don’t fall into the “rewrite from scratch” trap
Sahil Patel

Eclipse Two: “I want to use Electron as a vehicle to rethink the IDE experience”

Interview with Doug Schaefer

“In a way, Apache Beam is the glue that connects many big data systems together”

Interview with Davor Bonaci and Jean-Baptiste Onofré


If you want to hear more about the facets of finance and discuss its challenges and opportunities, come to JAX Finance, which takes place in London between 3–6 April 2017.

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Gabriela Motroc
Gabriela Motroc was editor of and JAX Magazine. Before working at Software & Support Media Group, she studied International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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