Reinventing Text and NICs
Majkara Majka / me
19 Jul 2008 10:33AM ET
a) FAST is going to take off.
b) The background questions, confusions, documentation for a while.
c) Usual design-by-committee and no reference implementation for 1.1 (what a grand idea)
d) Big exchanges taking it on and interpreting it own way,
I have a few very simple questions:
Who designed this mess?
Why wasn’t the problem tackled with something other than usual mixing up of bitwise-logic with schema and XML bloat?
And if it just works and FAST is the-end-of-it-all, why do vendors still provide proprietary interface to their data?
This work increasingly seems to be a typical hacking, bloating and consultancy wreck waiting to collapse, and all the talk of latency improvement is as close to efficiency as FIX is to God-Object designs.
Seems like a great exercise to enforce and then dump yet another proprietary protocol network cards do better and faster than humans reading encoding and decoding ciphertext of engineering.