I'm new to C# and NinjaScript. To get a better feel for how coders operating in this environment, I've got a few questions:
- how do you develop C# for ninjatrader?
ie totally within the nt platform, in an outside tool and then copy/paste?
- what other c# development platforms do you use?
I've played with #develop (SharpDevelop @ic#code)
From a professional programmers point of view Visual C#/.net is a career enhancing experience
From an open source point of view Eclipse is the bomb
I guess it's what your target environment is, but I'm wondering what others use
- other plug-ins or add-ons to the base platform you use
is there any add-ons for ninjatrader from a coding point of view?
if you use visual c# do you use the team product for code management
- are there any other strategy testing tools that work with ninja?
I was just looking at tradingblox.com, which is a self-contained system development/portfolio testing tool, and another tool like it (forgot name)
Last edited by Big Mike; July 4th, 2009 at 03:42 AM.
Reason: Moved to Programmers Paradise
I use visual studio + resharper (productivity/refactoring plugin made by jetbrains who also make IntelliJ which you might be familiar with since you mention eclipse)
Unfortunately you still have to compile within ninjaTrader but compiling one script in NT compiles them all so I normally keep another script which I am not editing open in NT and I recompile from there after I save my changes in visual studio. You don't want to have the same script open in both VS and NT because NT will not detect changes made by VS.
Forgot to mention earlier that you can get the professional version of visual studio for free through microsoft dreamspark program if you are a student or university faculty or can get anyone with that qualification to sign up for you (requires university email address)
They also give you free versions of server 2008, server 2003 and some other development tools.