.NET Adapter: Improved Flexibility in OpenFin 6

We’ve released a new Beta version of our .NET Adapter that works with OpenFin 6. For those not familiar with our external adapters, they enable application providers to integrate and …

OpenFin 6 is Available!

We are very excited to announce the Stable (production ready) version of OpenFin 6. Since our Beta release, we’ve made significant improvements to the performance and stability of the Runtime, …

OpenFin Slashes
Electron Memory by 78%

We have some great news to report.  Our latest benchmark tests of OpenFin 6 (which is built on Electron) show a 78% improvement of memory performance for multi-window applications.  Or …

What’s a hybrid web-app anyway?

By: Nick Kolba, Director of Ecosystem at OpenFin

Nowadays, it seems like everybody in finance is talking about web,
HTML5, and JavaScript with giddy excitement – stuff that …

Automated Testing at OpenFin

At OpenFin, making sure our software is properly vetted before it reaches our customers is a top priority. Automated testing plays a critical part in our process since keeping pace

OpenFin 6 Alpha on Electron

We’re excited to announce the Alpha release of OpenFin 6 (Chromium 49), which is built on Electron and adds the following capabilities:

  • Security sandbox
  • WPF and WinForms embedding
  • True child

OpenFin on Electron: We’re All-In

In February, we shared our findings on security and performance challenges with Electron, the open-source project we are incorporating into OpenFin.  In a financial industry context where security and …

Scott Logic and OpenFin Partnership

OpenFin is excited to partner with Scott Logic. Scott Logic’s experience in building applications and their use of HTML5 are helping firms in the Financial Services industry migrate to modern …

Addressing Security and Performance Challenges with Electron

In December, we announced that the OpenFin HTML5 Container will incorporate Electron in our upcoming 6.0 release which is due out in March. With the release close to completion, we …

Why we’re moving to Electron

Why we’re moving to Electron

Two years ago, we decided to move away from using Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF). The move gave us …

28Stone and OpenFin Announce Partnership

OpenFin and 28Stone Consulting are excited to announce a new partnership that brings together 28Stone’s application development services and OpenFin’s HTML5 container technology. Today, firms demand trading applications that are …

Financial OS: Here Comes HTML5

Numerix’s Jim Jockle and Greenwich Associates’s Daniel Connell discuss GA’s recent publication, “The Future of Financial Markets Operating Systems: Here Comes HTML5”. The discussion expands on the study’s …

Lightstreamer and OpenFin Integration

When it comes to fast changing data for online financial applications, software developers know how challenging it can be to deliver excellent performance, especially when web technologies are involved. On …

Will you still feed me when I’m 64 (bit)?

We have pushed out an initial alpha build of OpenFin Runtime 64-bit for Windows. We will be gathering feedback from dev teams over the coming months eventually producing a “stable” …

Electronifie Presentation at Spotify

Node.js + OpenFin = New Standard for Trading Architecture

At the Node.js meetup at Spotify in New York, Electronifie’s Stefan Kutko presented what is very likely the world’s first electronic …

The New Standard for Trading Architecture

The basic architecture for screen-based trading platforms has been pretty well established for at least the past 10 to 15 years. That stack is now changing as screens are increasingly …

Adaptive & OpenFin – Reactive Trader Demo [VIDEO]

Last month, Adaptive and OpenFin announced a partnership around Adaptive’s sector-leading consulting services and OpenFin’s HTML5 runtime container. If you missed the announcement, read it here http://weareadaptive.com/blog/2015/03/05/openfin-partnership/.

The following …

2 Node modules, a Grunt plugin and a Gulp recipe for your OpenFin toolset

We have just released 4 new tools to support modern web development with OpenFin:

Introducing Hypergrid: It Will Blow Your Mind

How do you display a peta-size data-set in a grid with smooth scrolling and no-deferred-painting?  What if you have thousands of rows of data that update at over 1000 times …

Fat Client – Extreme Makeover


If you’re bemoaning the sorry state of your bloated fat client financial application, don’t worry — you’re in good company.  It’s a common problem that goes something like this.

Years …

4 Things HTML5 Can Do That Will Surprise You


Traders, salespeople and other front-office users are among the most demanding power users of applications in the world.  Whether it’s performance, scale or ergonomics, these users’ requirements and expectations are …

Yo OpenFin!


We are happy to announce our own Yeoman generator, focused on reducing the amount of configuration and setup for an OpenFin application. The OpenFin generator creates a configured and self-hosted …

Introducing the Svelte Client


When building a front end desktop application, one of the first decisions developers make is whether to build a thick client or a thin client. For those not familiar …

10 Things CEF and NodeWebkit Don’t Do

Firms often ask us how OpenFin compares to other Chromium-based products including Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) and NodeWebkit.  Here’s what we tell them:

At a high level, OpenFin provides a …

BA Doesn’t Build Planes and You Shouldn’t Build an App Container

In the financial industry, HTML5 has rapidly become the new standard for real-time desktop applications.  A second and related trend has also emerged.  Instead of using web browsers, financial

5 Reasons Why HTML5 is the Right Choice

In speaking with firms across the financial industry, we’re often asked why they should use HTML5.  We’re not HTML5 purists and we’ll be the first to say that there

Use NodeJS or Waste Money

You are wasting time and money if you are not leveraging at least some of what NodeJS has to offer these days when it comes to your JavaScript project. There …

Angular or Ember? We think Angular.

We are frequently asked to recommend an HTML5 framework for building single-page web applications in the Enterprise. Sometimes answering that question well requires a deep understanding of the problem that …

What you need to know about Chrome and Firefox dropping Silverlight/NPAPI support

Chrome and Firefox are dropping support for the NPAPI which is what powers Silverlight, the traditional Flash plugin, the Java plugin and many others. They are expecting you to reengineer …

Why we’ve moved on from Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF)

We have used CEF for the past 2 years and been very impressed with the community, quality and overall utility of the project. It is a truly awesome tool that