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@WernerCD etltools.net/etl-tools-comparison.html
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comment Equity derivatives programming
@lomaxx Ok, it's done.
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comment Equity derivatives programming
@lomaxx All devs should at least be familiar with the Black-Scholes model. Knowledge of time-series analysis in general is a requirement, though a bank might have a separate role for developers independent of the quant analysts. Note that you run the risk of being pigeon-holed to the back-office (a career dead end) if you can't get "close to the money", ie work with the traders or portfolio managers directly in some capacity.
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comment Equity derivatives programming
This is a good answer. Options market data is quite massive, so any dev needs to be able to handle large data sets (up to 1 TB a day if doing "level 2" quotes), both historical and realtime. The OP didn't mention the specifics of the job ad, so I'll just mention that the quants who design pricing algos usually hold a PhD in a mathematical discipline. Many banks separate quant analysts from quant developers because of the divergent tasks for derivatives. (Contrast that to cash markets, where the analyst and dev are often the same person.)
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comment Understanding the stateless internet
@David What about persistent (keep-alive) connections? Those are in HTTP 1.1.
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comment Understanding the stateless internet
@P. It's hardly reassuring when the reference you've cited opens with: This article contains weasel words, vague phrasing that often accompanies biased or unverifiable information.