Hi all, Would anyone here have any experience hiring a programmer to create trading applications? Any advice on how to proceed? Where would I find one? Long story short, I used a company I found on Guru many years back now. This was a start up company and I was very happy then since they probably underbid the project and also really put in an effort to impress me. A few years later, I chose to update what they created, but they were now 10 times larger and didn't really need my business. So, as a compromise with pricing, I was left with one of their youngest programmers and it was a disaster in comparison. Monkey see, monkey do. I had to write out all the logic very detailed and we would always had misunderstandings and a lot of back and forth with beta 1-100 before closing in on something workable. I now find myself interested in upgrading this application and I'm considering other venues. Alternatively, simply pay up and use one of their top programmers. Any thoughts? PS: This is not a very sophisticated software. Merely a statistical tool which automates a lot of stuff I used to do for hand. I could probably have done it myself in MATLAB if I were any good using that. PPS: Long term plan is to learn programming myself, but it will probably take me a while. Regards.