Eoin Woods explains how Barclays Global Investors (BGI) designed Apex, a new porfolio management system, to meet the challenges it faces and why BGI chose to combine mainstream, boutique and open source Java technologies, including Oracle, WebLogic, Spring, Swing, JIDE, Flux, CPLEX, MVEL and XStream, to create an architecture with some interesting variations on the standard J2EE form.
Eoin Woods is a software architect at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), responsible for a new equities portfolio management system being built for the company's well known active management group. Prior to BGI, Eoin worked in the software engineering field for over 15 years, for a number of companies including Groupe Bull, Sybase, InterTrust and UBS Investment Bank.
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