[Other] Best Programming language to learn? - Platforms and Indicators | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading

Best Programming language to learn?
Updated: Views / Replies:3,963 / 5
Created: by JasonJ Attachments:0

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 100,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors Ė all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you donít need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Thread Tools Search this Thread

Best Programming language to learn?

  #1 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Marshfield WI USA
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: FXCM, DBFX, Scottrade
Favorite Futures: Leveraged ETFs
Posts: 3 since Dec 2011
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Best Programming language to learn?

I have finally gotten to the point where I can pursue my dream, developing an algorithmic trading business. I have completed my schooling (Business Economics, Business Administration, & Entrepreneurship) and passed a few standard FINRA exams (Series 7 & 63). I have roughly $50,000.00 in real estate that I unfortunately inherited when I was 18 (24 now). I have already spent 5 years preparing myself for the trading industry, and am more than happy to take the time to not cut corners. I have focused my attention on leveraged ETFs and FOREX currencies.

- What is the best programming language to use given my background, work ethic, and $ constraints?

- How many years will it take to successfully develop a complete automated system?


Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)
Quick Summary
Quick Summary Post

Quick Summary is created and edited by users like you... Add FAQ's, Links and other Relevant Information by clicking the edit button in the lower right hand corner of this message.

  #3 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Metatrader, ThinkorSwim
Favorite Futures: EUR/USD, Stocks
Posts: 8 since Dec 2011
Thanks: 24 given, 12 received

I am still in junoir high but going to take running start soon.

1. In my opinion, you should use C++ or C#. Most trading engines / platform like Ninja and Metatrader leverage these two languages to enable users to automate trades or backtesting. If you are coding from scratch, then i think it is whatever language you are most comfortable with.

There are people who only use Excel and VBA in Excel to program their systems, maybe that is a good option for you too.

I don't think you are constraint to $.. lol i wish i have $50k. When i was learning PHP i would spend hours in the school computer lab and hours of time in-front of my laptop. I think you are constrain on times rather than $, coding a working program require tremendous amount of dedications.

2. Once you know how to program well, you can easily develop a decent trading bot in under a week. But, it really depends on the complexity of your trading algorithms. From reading threads in forums, there is this Russian guy who spent years developing his trading platform...

Last edited by itzme; January 13th, 2012 at 03:49 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: None
Platform: None Yet
Favorite Futures: Guitar
MrYou's Avatar
Posts: 403 since Jun 2011
Thanks: 618 given, 194 received


I would suggest just diving in... Install Ninja Trader, build an automated strategy using the wizard, then "unlock" the code and start coding/tweaking. Next download Market Replay data (from NT) or connect to a futures data feed provider demo account (Zen-Fire) and test your strategy using Market Replay or backtest against historical data. Both can give different results for the same strategy.

See the tutorials on NinjaTrader to help get you started.

Have fun!

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)
Elite Member
near Paris, France
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: -
Favorite Futures: -
Nicolas11's Avatar
Posts: 1,071 since Aug 2011
Thanks: 2,232 given, 1,725 received


If you are not familiar with computer programming, Easy Language (TradeStation, MultiCharts, etc.) could be easier to learn.


Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)
Elite Member
near Paris, France
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: -
Favorite Futures: -
Nicolas11's Avatar
Posts: 1,071 since Aug 2011
Thanks: 2,232 given, 1,725 received

This other thread, currently active, also compares C# (NinjaTrader, etc.) and Easy Language (MultiCharts, etc.):


Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to Nicolas11 for this post:


futures io > > > [Other]       Best Programming language to learn?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

September Journal Challenge (sponsored by TopstepTrader)


Free Elite Membership: Twitter Tuesday and Facebook Friday!

Tue & Fri

TopstepTrader (TBD)

Sep 25

RandBots (TBD)

Sep 27

Anthony Drager (TBD)

Oct 4

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Visual Programming (programming without coding) LukeGeniol Platforms and Indicators 11 September 16th, 2016 12:49 PM
True Strength Indicator/Easy Language programming problem eseeker EasyLanguage Programming 18 August 2nd, 2012 12:16 PM
I want to learn how to programming NinjaScript traderfranco NinjaTrader Programming 6 March 30th, 2012 07:45 PM
this damn language <- learn dutchbookmaker Matlab, R project and Python 2 August 4th, 2011 12:10 PM
what not to learn phyzfer Beginners and Introductions 10 April 29th, 2010 11:27 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:17 PM. (this page content is cached, log in for real-time version)

Copyright © 2018 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2018-09-22 in 0.12 seconds with 14 queries on phoenix