What is QuickFIX?
This is a messaging engine designed to help traders exchange securities information in real-time.
Where have you heard of QuickFIX?
It’s been around for a few years now; its first version was created in 2001. QuickFIX is available to run on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD.
What you need to know about QuickFIX.
It was originally written in C++, a general-purpose programming language, and has since been developed to include Java and .NET versions. The QuickFIX messenger tool was originally designed for tech-savvy investors working on the Financial Information eXchange (FIX) protocol, which is designed for the electronic communication of trade-related messages.
FIX is a public-domain specification, which is owned and maintained by FIX Protocol Ltd. The QuickFIX Messenger tool helps people test messages and scenarios on FIX infrastructures.