Hi there Mike,
Mike, a while ago prior to me starting to use Ninja and MC I had been using a Open source program called TradeProject, which some or many people may have already heard of.
The TradeProject site is obviously located at Welcome to TradeProject
At first, it was too very to much scritpy for me and I just need some charting application that would give me connectivity with IB at the time. So I tried it out only to discover there some and many nice features and to me, TradeProject has the potential to eventually do what many other programs do that charge big bucks for.
Adding to the above, TP is both ready in both 32 and 64 bit for download
TradeProject is done by a fella named Daniel whom I believe is from Germany, and also has what appears to me the most Quiet forum on the internet, yet to this day still cannot believe how this can be so. Guess he doesn't market his site or program which I still very much appreciate.
So while I was there downloading an updated verison (they are not too frequent), I decided to Post on his forum to mention about your post and the futures.io (formerly BMT) community.
Now I am not trying to jump the gun here, but I feel there will be a great benefit to both Daniel and futures.io (formerly BMT) if everyone can get behind something as you say. I myself feel very strong about Opensource moving forward and that the power of a user base, be it programmers or traders who beta
test to give feedback about bugs.
For quick reference and prior to updating TradeProject, I did a couple of screen shots
of both My ASX setup for NT7beta 18 and TradeProject for readers and watchers to have an easy comparison, which I thought would be good to show for a side by side comparison. Also take in mind that there are still very many things not shown in Ninja Trader as well as many things still not shown in TradeProject screens accordingly.
on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).
From a simple mans perspective, TP has much of the stuff under the bonnet that most other programs have whom may I add, charge a wack for, included with the free bugs. Well, if you want some bugs which you can feel good about fixing for everyone to benefit, then I obviously would encourage you to at least check this out.
For those with a much higher mechanical knowledge than me, I suggest you be the ones who look under the bonnet.
My trial to MultiCharts
has now near expired, and as much as there are so many great things about the program, to my surprise I am left not caring as it doesn't even have a DOM
, let alone a few other missing things that one gets so very used to when using NinjaTrader
. Seems with Ninja with or without bugs, it has Order Entry all over the Joint, a great feature yet just another feautre, but this is something that I have come to like about NT.
Many other readers will also no doubt bag the opensource platforms for where they are at or how far behind in some ways. Or, it may be that the simple truth is "Certain programs suit our trading styles and needs" which also could be worded as "Certain programs suit our Repetitious Task actions to achieve our goals". No matter which way you blend the words, we are all different, yet commonly have very similar goals.
So whether Daniel comes here and posts or not, I still encourage others to give the man some feedback as he quietly gets on with his goals and IMO has achieved some pretty Fantastic results thus far. (from my perspective). Please sound off on some feedback for those who wish to explore further.
ps: I attached my NT asx screen as well, as mentioned, both have many more features hidden under the bonnet. Please click the links below once, and then once more again for a full size preview which is best shown in a 24" screen (as I use 3 of them so dont notice)