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OpenFin React Hooks contributed to the FINOS community

5 November 2019

Today sees the confirmed contribution of OpenFin React Hooks to the FINOS community, an organisation dedicated to fostering open source collaboration among banks and fintech organisations.

Designed, built and open sourced by Scott Logic, OpenFin React Hooks provides a consistent user experience across OpenFin applications, wrapping up the OpenFin API in a higher-level hooks abstraction. It was conceived and developed by Senior Developer Dean Kerr and Technical Principal Mark Jose, and in this webinar produced with our partners, OpenFin, they describe how it works.

In order for FINOS to accept the contribution, we were required to demonstrate: the usefulness of OpenFin React Hooks to a wide-cross section of the financial industry; that it is actively maintained and will be in the future; and that it is fully open source with no dependencies on third-party components for its core functionality.

In support of the FINOS community, Scott Logic will continue to help to improve OpenFin React Hooks incrementally and welcomes community input, such as bug reports and code contributions, via the app’s GitHub repository.

Scott Logic is a very active participant in the open source community. In addition to OpenFin React Hooks, we have recently developed and open sourced the following applications:

  • DataHelix – the DataHelix generator allows you to create data rapidly for the purpose of testing and validation. It’s designed to solve the challenge of producing representative test and simulation data. DataHelix is based on a JSON profile that defines fields and the relationships between them. DataHelix is another confirmed contribution to the FINOS community – visit DataHelix on GitHub
  • StockFlux – a reference implementation of the OpenFin API which offers a powerful charting application for global equities markets, and allows users to explore the price and performance of various stocks via a novel desktop interface – visit StockFlux on GitHub
  • D3FC – a collection of components that make it easy to build interactive charts with D3 which we have recently integrated with JP Morgan’s Perspective library – visit D3FC on GitHub

In addition to our software contributions to FINOS, we are also partnering with them in establishing and running new open source fintech meetup groups, initially in Edinburgh and London, which aim to expand contributions to and consumption of open source technologies, while growing a healthy engineering community in the financial services industry. You can find out more and join these groups on Meetup by following the links below: