Quuve is a powerful tool for investors developed by Debris Publishing Inc. It provides a portfolio management and research platform all in one package. Made by financial professionals to meet the needs of the boutique advisor.
Quuve is web-based, developed in Pharo and deployed in GemStone.
I have been part of the Quuve development team for a couple of years and, in this presentation, I will talk about several of the interesting aspects faced when building product like this: design, architecture, deployment, security, infrastructure, performance and user interface.
As with most financial products, security is a big concern. Edge to edge and at so many different levels. Deployment also becomes a challenge because, to boost security and performance, the application is deployed as a whole isolated environment (including its own Smalltalk VMs, database, etc) for each client. Several interesting scripts have been made to automate this task. Apart the deployed application running with GemStone, it is also important to keep the application working in the developer local environment with Pharo. Therefore, several aspects must be taken into account to accomplish this. Debugging and fixing issues, as well as profiling in order to improve performance are also critical tasks in this type of application. Last but not least, a UI that meets the final user needs is also important.
I will give a summary of how we solve most of the above issues and hopefully provide some possible solutions in case someone is in a similar scenario.Download presentation
Mariano Martinez Peck
Mariano Martinez Peck is an independent consultant and systems engineer specializing in software solutions based on dynamic programming languages. He started his involvement with Smalltalk in 2008 as the co-author of DBXTalk Suite. He is active in the Pharo and GemStone community and has participated in open-source projects while also being the coauthor of Fuel, DBXTalk Suite (OpenDBXDriver, GlorpDBX and OpenDBX), Marea, GhostProxies, and LZ4 compressor binding for Pharo. He has a PhD in Computer Science from RMOD-INRIA and the École Des Mines de Douai in France.