Monday, Oct 24 is the start of a new project. The reengineering of a credit derivatives workstation for a tier-one bank.
We will try to introduce Scrum to the New York office of this bank. I think that they will be receptive towards it, given the success of our counterparts in the London office.
.NET front-end, Java middle-tier, Sybase database. Web Services between the tiers.
This is the second major project that I will be involved with that involves a Java middle tier. At least .NET seems to be getting some major traction within financial services. I just hope that Microsoft doesn't mess things up too badly when they introduce Visual Studio .NET 2005. I have read internal reports from Microsoft employees that claim that VS 2005 is a dog.
Too bad that WCF has not been back-ported to .NET 1.1. We could probably use it on this project for some of the workflow components. We are probably going to look at NxBRE and JxBRE for a cross-platform rules engine.
Wish us luck.
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