Dreaming. Designing. Developing. A world of creative possibilities.™

CTP (Componentized Trading Platform)

CTP (Componentized Trading Platform)
Liquidnet Holdings, Inc.
Burkhart Design & Development, Inc.

CTP was the first WPF-based version of the company's core trading application used by institutional investors access liquidity and anonymously trade in Liquidnet's ATS. CTP became the core plug-in architecture platform and delivery mechanism for all of Liquidnet's key trading applications and components.

Project Highlights

  • Responsible for implementation of CTP in C#/WPF/XAML/.NET 4.0/MVVM/Unity which provided a modular-based application platform to rapidly deliver new features and product updates without the need for local installs at member locations.
  • Responsible for the graphic design, visual layout, and user experience of the entire front-end application.
  • Developed all the visual styles, control templates, custom controls, and visual assets to provide a world-class user experience.
  • Created a WPF-based documentation SDK for developers to reference when needing information about the library of control styles, custom controls, color and font resources, and working examples.

Technologies & Skills Used

  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • XAML
  • C#
  • XML
  • TIBCO SmartSockets
  • Unity 2.0
  • Reactive Extensions (Rx)
  • DevExpress for WPF
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Expression Blend
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP