Guest Post: Alchemy's twist on the agile scrum board, using NATS.

By: Jose Manuel Pita - Date: August 28, 2017

Alchemy is an in house trading platform built for Standard Bank South Africa’s structured solutions desk. The system was introduced to give the desk the ability to book exotic trade types in as short a time period as possible. Exotic trades as opposed to vanilla trades are complex in nature, the quantitative models in integration of those models usually take months to glue together… enter Alchemy. An agile software development approach fits the scenario best and allows incremental development of products or trades into alchemy. Read More…


Guest Post: How RapidLoop provides full stack monitoring with OpsDash, built on the Resiliency and Simplicity of NATS.

By: Mahadevan Ramachandran - Date: August 16, 2017

Here at RapidLoop, we create solutions for operational insight. OpsDash is a server, service, app metric and database monitoring solution that provides intelligent, customizable dashboards and spam-free alerting. The OpsDash Architecture The OpsDash SaaS product uses a modern, distributed microservice based architecture. It runs on the Google Cloud Platform and also makes use of GCP services like PubSub and Load Balancers. All backend components of the OpsDash product are written entirely in Go. Read More…