Talk: Developing the Bloomberg Terminal -- Local performance & measurement techniques

At its essence, the Bloomberg Terminal is a near-real-time multi-window browser that must run efficiently and reliably on the desks of the most influential people in the global capital markets or trading floors operated by the world’s leading investment banks and hedge funds.

It combines a highly-scalable, proprietary data processing technology written in C++ with an embedded Chromium browser core and its V8 JavaScript engine. The result is a challenging, distributed run-time environment that must perform well and be measurable. The talk will cover some of the techniques used to develop and instrument this system.