Tuesday, January 31, 2006

E-Trade Goes into the Great Wide Open

E-Trade moves from Solaris to Linux and Open Source software.
It was in this branch that the team made the adjustments necessary for the code to run properly on Linux. For example, the move from Solaris to Linux also involved moving from the Sun Studio C compiler to GCC, or GNU Compiler Collection, the dominant Linux and open-source compiler, and the team had to sort through syntax errors turned up by the compiler change.
Been there, done that. But it was well worth it.

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