Monday, July 21, 2008

Markit and DTCC form derivatives trade processing JV

Markit and DTCC form derivatives trade processing JV.

The partners say the new company will provide a single gateway for confirming OTC derivative transactions globally and the initiative will accelerate the adoption of electronic processing services across the rapidly growing $454 trillion OTC derivative market where around 50% of transactions are still confirmed on paper.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Something as simple as generating random strings can actually be complex. What if you want the strings to be truely unique? What if you have constraints on what chars to use and the length of the output?

The article here has a few methods listed, along with their respective pros and cons.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

PInvoke Interop Assistant

I have been using PInvoke.Net most of the time for P/Invoke translation of Windows APIs. Just found out that Microsoft has officially released a tool that does the same called PInvoke Interop Assistant.

The tool relys on a Windows API signature database file, so it won't work with any non-API third party DLLs. Given the way C/C++ compilers name mangling works, a generic signature translator is probably mission impossible anyway.

Since this doesn't really provide more functionality than P/Invoke, I guess I might just stick with PInvoke Visual Studio Add-in.