Terry Thorsen

Terry Thorsen served as the Principal Executive Officer and President of Automated Financial Systems Corp., which Mr. Thorsen Co-founded in 1994. Previously, Mr. Thorsen served as Vice President of Development of Automated Financial Systems Corp. Prior to Automated Financial Systems, he consulted for K. Aufhauser & Co. where he developed "WealthWeb," the first online trading system, which was eventually acquired by Ameritrade. By applying radically new technologies, such as interactive voice response, the Internet and Java, Terry gave K. Aufhauser & Co. a significant lead in the online brokerage marketplace. Mr. Thorsen also worked at Digitrade as a Developer, where he co-developed the T. Rowe Price web-based Mutual Fund Trading System. He is also the co-creator of the AutoCGI development tool. He graduated from the State University of New York at Stonybrook with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Currently, he is the Co-Founder and CTO at ChartIQ.
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Considering PWAs for your Desktop Interoperability Project? Read this first.

In the world of desktop interoperability, there’s currently a lot of buzz around Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs. PWAs are applications built from the web technologies we know and love, like HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript, but with a feel and functionality that rivals an actual native app. As...

Tagged Finsemble, Electron

FDC3 1.1 brings true cross-platform support for vendors looking to distribute applications to the buy- and sell-side.

Exciting news for application interoperability was just announced with the new FDC3 1.1 standards. For the first time, application vendors can write to a single API and distribute their applications to users of any smart desktop platform. FDC3's new universal "API entry-point" interface will...

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The Future of Finance: HTML5 and the Desktop

The Desktop Renaissance

Financial technology is undergoing a rapid change. In the same way that companies shifted to web systems in the 90s, there is momentum to replace legacy desktop systems (.NET and Java) and web 1.0 systems (Flash and Silverlight) with HTML5 desktop applications. HTML5 is...

Tagged HTML5 Development, HTML5 Charting Library, Finsemble

The Bridge to HTML5: The Extra Mile of Design

Considerations for HTML5 Containers

Containers, of course, are not all wine and roses. Working within a container exposes new considerations for HTML5 developers and requires some rethinking about design and technique. It is critical to put the extra work in, otherwise, your desktop-based...

Tagged HTML5 Development, UX/UI for Trading Platforms

The Bridge to HTML5: Going "All In" with Containers

Using Containers for your HTML5 Build

Developers of new applications can consider going “all in” by starting their projects with an HTML5 “container.” A container is a platform that embeds Chromium into a native shell, so that a developer doesn’t need to actually write any C++ to build their...

Tagged HTML5 Development

The Bridge to HTML5: Integrate HTML5 Into Your Technology Stack

Many developers today, as much as 37%, are not implementing HTML5 at all or only somewhat in their applications. Since being declared the W3C standard in 2014, HTML5 has become popular for many reasons. However, the transition entirely to HTML5 still seems daunting for many developers. ChartIQ...

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