Re: Financial Software

James Kanze <>
Thu, 3 Jun 2010 15:04:14 -0700 (PDT)
On Jun 3, 8:17 am, Jorgen Grahn <> wrote:

On Thu, 2010-06-03, GarbageGigo wrote:

I am trying to make a financial software in VC++. Right now I am
thinking small but later on it should be able to handle as many
transactions as possible. It should also be able to use multiple
processors if any.

Even if it turns out that your program will not be CPU-bound but

Maybe. The problem is that "financial software" is vast; there
are many different applications which can be considered
"financial software". Since he mentions transactions, one can
suppose that 1) it is I/O-bound, and 2) it will be
multithreaded, so it will automatically use multiple processors
if present. But it's far from clear what he is talking about:
I've worked on at least three different financial software, and
all three had radically different requirements, because they
addressed radically different issues.

For the database, I am thinking of using a free database
like MySql. I am thinking of making the core in C++ while
the user interface would be web-based -- i.e. java.

Web interfaces do not imply Java. Plenty of languages are used.
Perhaps not so much C++ though.

As I am pretty new to windows development in C++, any advice on what
to use would be greatly appreciated.

The most important advice I can give is to drop Windows if you
intend to do any transaction related software. It isn't
designed for it.

James Kanze

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