##resilient WS tech: FIX,sh-script…

Background: the constant need to economize on my learning hours. Have to attempt to pick the “survivors”.

  • FIX as a tech skill is an example of unexpected resilience. (However, this is in a specialized domain, so competition is arguably lower.) FIX isn’t dominant. Exchange native API is faster. Many HFT shops don’t use FIX, but still FIX has good ROI.
  • SQL is not longer dominant but still standard
  • Tibco isn’t dominant. Many teams use competing products. Still it’s resilient
  • XML, in the face of light-weight serialization protocols – json, protobuf
  • Bourne shell, in the face of python, perl…
  • STL, invented in the 80’s (??) with many limitations, challenged repeatedly
  • tibrv, challenged by 29west, solace,

I have a bias towards older technologies. They have stood the test of time.

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