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jblink, an open source Java implementation created by Pantor Engineering, can be found at GitHub. Fork me on GitHub

blinkc

blinkc is a tool that generates source code interfaces from blink schemas. The tool is modular and will eventually support multiple output formats. Currently only Java is supported. The tool is itself open source and is written in node.js. It is distributed through GitHub.

The Blink Tools Package

The Blink tools package includes tools for

  • validating and translating Blink schemas,
  • dumping encoded data in annotated hex format,
  • and translating between the binary and tag formats in both directions.

The tools are released as binary executables for Linux, Windows and Solaris:

beta5
Jun 14, 2013
Tested on RHEL / CentOS 5.x and 6.x x86_64
beta5
Jun 14, 2013
Windows
beta5
Jun 14, 2013
Solaris x86_64
Other Resources
1.3
Jun 14, 2013
This implementation in Lua is intended as an illustrative source code example of how to implement a Blink schema parser. It can be used as a starting point for implementing parsers in other languages.
1.1
Jun 14, 2013
An emacs mode for editing Blink schemas.
Core Schemas
This schema defines Blink messages for the rendering of Blink schemas themselves in Blink. This schema is an excerpt from the Blink Schema Exchange Specification.
beta1
Jun 14, 2013
The standard type library contains definitions of types derived from more primitive Blink types.
Case Studies
1
Dec 27, 2012
Schemas, data, and a script for the ITCH OrderExecuted Experiment blog entry.
Layered Schemas
alpha13
Mar 10, 2014
XMIT Blink Schema
Sample Schemas
0.27
Nov 25, 2012
This schema demonstrates how the FIX IPL (Inter Party Latency) protocol could be rendered in Blink.
0.1
Nov 25, 2012
This schema demonstrates how the NASDAQ ITCH protocol could be rendered in Blink.
0.1
Nov 25, 2012
This schema demonstrates how the NASDAQ OUCH protocol could be rendered in Blink.

The Blink specifications can be downloaded from here.