John Davies Keynote

“The downside of blockchain is Bitcoin”| JAX Finance

In his keynote at JAX Finance, John Davies, co-founder and CTO of C24, a London-based fast data company specializing in high-volume, low-latency complex messaging, talked about the problem that blockchain solves, the technologies which use it and the industry sectors that are interested in this mechanism. He also answered the question ‘why are global banks investigating the use of blockchain in their applications?’

Eric Horesnyi Keynote

“Now is the time to disrupt finance” | JAX Finance

In the opening keynote at JAX Finance, Eric Horesnyi talked about the actors that lead the change in the FinTech movement and the so-called industry disruptors. He invited the participants on a journey to discover what’s under the hood of this ongoing revolution and to debunk some myths concerning the future of banking and the culture of unicorns.

Better than advertising

Node.js plays in the big leagues thanks to them

Some people still see Node.js as a rookie, but this platform has managed to sneak into the code stacks of tech giants and Fortune 500 companies. It’s safe to say that Node.js is playing in the big leagues thanks to giants such as Microsoft, LinkedIn, Netflix, PayPal and a plethora of others.

For a good cause

IBM joins R Consortium, aims to make analytics easier

As a (new) member of the R Consortium, IBM will work side by side with the R user community and support the project’s mission to pinpoint, create and implement infrastructure projects that drive standards and best practices for R code.

What makes a programming language productive?

“Stop designing languages. Write libraries instead.”

In this article Patrick S. Li, the designer and implementer of L.B. Stanza, suggests that the greatest productivity gains are the result of having a wide spectrum of libraries. The purpose of a general-purpose programming language is to enable the creation of powerful and easy-to-use libraries. The more powerful the language, the easier the libraries are to use.