Anyone use the new socket-based DDE API? Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Interactive Brokers' started by d0rian, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. d0rian

    d0rian

    The old DDE API + Excel gave me a ton of headaches, but I was stuck using it because the RTD API proved completely unusable for other reasons.

    I was pleasantly surprised to see that IB rolled out a new socket-based DDE API earlier this year (since I'd always been told by IB that DDE was an old technology they were sunsetting and no longer providing support for.) Was wondering if anyone's used it and what your thoughts are...is it heads-and-shoulders better performance-wise than the prior DDE? I asked support reps just what had been added/improved in the new version, but they were unable to give me specifics, so thought I'd ask here.

    Link to IB knowledge base article on the new DDE here:
    https://interactivebrokers.github.io/tws-api/dde_intro.html
     
  2. This is interesting. How do they do this?
     
  3. d0rian

    d0rian

    Anyone? Guess not? Strange, figured a lot of folks would use the DDE API and have been eager to try this new update, but guess not(?)