##java value-add` GTD/KPI skill when u join a trading team

What skills make you a more resourceful and *productive* developer to a fast-paced trading system? These usually have little to do with arch design. Almost never asked in interviews, ironically.

See also my post on 2 types of tools.

1) IDE remote debugging
** breakpoint on exception
** conditional breakpoint
** compile with local vars
2) IDE refactor — rename, search

) reflection, dynamic proxy
) profiling
) jconsole, JMX
) requesting Runtime.gc()
) generics for algorithm abstraction but this tends to be too complex
) code gen? cache triggers

Threading? nope it seldom adds too much biz value

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