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Stephen Fenech, one of our consultants, has been working on a new transport for Mule recently – the FIX transport. FIX stands for Financial Information eXchange and provides real-time electronic exchange of securities transactions.

The FIX protocol is owned by by FIX Protocol, Ltd (FPL) and is a public-domain protocol. This transport is based on the QuickFIX/J library which “is a full featured messaging engine for the FIX protocol“.

Stephen’s work on FIX has resulted in a pre-alpha transport that is available on the Mule Forge site. Having said that, there are a few examples and there is some usable code so perhaps referring to it as “alpha” may be a little more appropriate.

Stephen shared his code to be able to get information and feedback from the wider Mule (and FIX) community to see how the transport should develop further. The examples provided with the current project show how Mule can be used as a proxy between a FIX client and a FIX server.

We’re interested in your usage of the transport together with Mule so add JIRAs with requests or bug reports and please do write to Stephen to tell him what you like or dislike about the new transport.