All Press Releases for June 21, 2011

WSO2 Summer School Features Free Class on Integrating FIX Applications Within Financial Firms' Heterogeneous Environments

Webinar-based training on June 29, 2011 explores best practices and supporting standards for using the WSO2 ESB to enable interoperability between FIX and non-FIX applications.

    PALO ALTO, CA, June 21, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Financial services firms rely on the Financial Information eXchange (FIX) protocol to drive the real-time electronic exchange of securities transactions. However, the special message format and rigid nature of the FIX protocol mean it often interoperates poorly with non-FIX applications. The combination of the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (WSO2 ESB) and FIX protocol support provides a powerful solution for seamlessly integrating FIX applications and the heterogeneous systems supporting a financial firm's operations.

IT architects and developers can learn how to optimize FIX application interoperability by attending the interactive online class, "Enterprise Integration with the FIX Protocol." The two-hour session is being offered at no cost as a part of the WSO2 SOA Summer School program ( It will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific. To participate, register at

The Enterprise Integration with the FIX Protocol class will:

- Introduce the FIX protocol, including the FIX message format, FIX session protocol, and simple FIX interactions and error handling.

- Examine FIX support in the open source WSO2 ESB (, including the FIX transport protocol and XML Information Set (InfoSet) for FIX messages.

- Demonstrate how to mediate FIX messages through WSO2 ESB interactions.

- Review FIX integration best practices using real-world integration scenarios.

Leading the class are Hiranya Jayathilaka, WSO2 senior software engineer (, and Charith Dhanushka Wickramarachchi, WSO2 software engineer ( In addition to their track record in product innovation, Hiranya and Dhanushka both bring proven expertise in helping WSO2 enterprise customers to successfully implement their FIX communication services.

SOA Summer School
Since 2009, the popular WSO2 SOA Summer School program has helped more than 2,000 enterprise IT architects and developers become more familiar with service-oriented architecture (SOA) technologies and best practices. The all-new classes for 2011 are open to all individuals who want to learn proven techniques for addressing enterprises' top IT challenges. Taught by some of the industry's leading technical experts, the classes offer an opportunity to obtain thousands of dollars worth of professional training at zero cost. For details on the program and how to sign up, visit

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