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What to expect as a programmer in a bank? [closed]

After three phone interviews, I got this offer in a large bank as a Java programmer. I have no prior experience in financial institutions (only two years as a regular Java dev), so I'm a little bit ...
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Auto Transaction Failsafe's, Coldfusion Schedule Files [duplicate]

I have an automated invoicing web app and I'm trying to build in some failsafes and a structure that will, under no circumstance, allow an invoice to be double charged. All things working perfectly, ...
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Correctly value a development? [closed]

I started a discussion on StackOverflow earlier this week about one of my work project and how to lead it correctly. But it seems that this stack is a more appropriate place to ask those sort of ...
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Banking Applications - Saving Account Balance

From what I know, most banking applications periodically store the account balance at a certain point in time as it would not be plausible to calculate it over the entire history of transactions every ...
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Which could be a good design pattern for complex numeric calculations between three or more different data models?

The source code I'm working on at the moment performs numeric calculations between a bunch of different properties belonging to different data models. All the calculations are coded in a big method ...
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Data structure for pattern matching

Let's say you have an input file with many entries like these: date, ticker, open, high, low, close, <and some other values> And you want to execute a pattern matching routine on the ...
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To refund or not to refund this client? [closed]

I'd really appreciate your advice on an ongoing project. I presented my client with a proposal and design samples which he approved, and he paid in full instead of the 50% upfront deposit as I'd ...
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Are there Negative Impact of opensource on commercial environment?

My company has a very broad range of products and there are a few that are not strategic to us so I wanted to open source them (so we can focus on what makes us unique and open source the products ...
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From where do financial firms obtain the stock data to analyze [closed]

I've been thinking about the subject and I've always wondered, from where do they obtain the data that is analized in applications, I've looked at Nasdaq's website and they do not seem to have any ...
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Agile software development: How do you react *financially* to changing user requirements?

There's one thing I've always wondered when reading about all this "agile development" stuff here on SE and other sites: In "traditional" software engineering, you collect the user's requirements, ...
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Is the financial sector any different from other sectors in terms of language fragmentation? [closed]

Language Choices of Large Corporations Having spent almost 12 years working in the financial sector, at both large and small companies, my overriding impression, with the exception of Goldman Sachs, ...
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Is there a design pattern that would apply to discount models?

Are there any known design patterns for implementing discount models? By discount models, I mean the following: If a customer buys Product X, Product Y and Product Z he gets a discount of 10% or ...
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What is the required background to apply Machine Learning to Finance?

I'm interested in machine learning in relations to the stock market (predicting future values of stocks etc). What topics would I need to learn - e.g. what branch of AI to look into etc? and what ...
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What kind of knowledge is needed to be a Financial Software Developer? [closed]

I have 4+ years of experience in software engineering. I am well competent in system design, analysis and development. I have worked heavily in Java and C++ and I am confident about my technical ...
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What is the difference between being an IT in investment bank and a professional IT company? [closed]

Suppose there are two positions: IT in investment bank: developer for the infrastructure or the platform a famous IT company: embedded developer, linux As far as I understand, since in the ...
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Which platform to choose, Java or .NET? [duplicate]

I am working in a private bank, a leading mid size bank in local market. We are going to create our core banking solution. Existing solution has been developed on Java using IBM Visual Age 4.0. It is ...
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Sponsors and Advertisement in winform apps

In a new winform app that I am still preparing, I got the idea that I could by sponsored or have some kind of logos of companies that want to place they logos there. The application is for sports ...
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What special considerations are needed when designing databases to hold financial records?

I hope this question isn't too broad. In the future I may need to add some accounting and financial-tracking systems to some applications (mostly web-based applications, but my questions pertains to ...
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Starting a job in the financial sector, advice needed

Starting a job in the financial sector in the next couple of weeks. I have never done financial programming (EG Loans, mortgages, etc). Just to get acquainted and familiar with this kind of thing, ...
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Sites for co-funding open source projects [closed]

I am thinking about helping to finance an adaptation of Postgres to utilize the GPU for sequential scans. To reduce my cost, I would like to get others who are interested in the same feature to ...
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How can I make feasible the deployment of my application on the servers

I am a Java Web Application Developer. I have an idea for a web application project that I am working on. I personally believe that the app has potential to become a popular website. Currently I am ...
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Business knowledge in a large financial org?

As a programmer working in the finance industry, I recently got a project that is a hedge fund adminsitrative application(used to calculate NAVs, allocate assets etc.) From a business point of view ...
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Other than for legacy software, are there reasons for using COBOL?

COBOL is still (heavily?) used for financial computing. It is an old language, and AFAIK most programmers hate, or at least dislike, COBOL. This brings a question: is the only reason COBOL is still ...
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Programming Language most relevant to the Financial sector? [closed]

I am a freshman in college and doing a software engineering/ finance double major. I've been learning programming on my own and have a good bit of familiarity with php by now. I was wondering what you ...
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Micro finance in the programming industry

I've read quite a bit about the positive effects of micro finance in developing countries. Organizations exist that solicit capital from donations and then make micro loans to people for the purpose ...
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How are open-source projects able to sustain themselves?

I always had this question in mind but couldn't find a proper place to ask. There are some really nice and great open source free software available on the net. How do these products sustain ...