Hi, my name is Christian and I have been monitoring the ET forums for a while but never really felt the need to post. I am Director of development for Centauris, we specialize in automated trading, mostly through custom blackboxes. I thought I'd ask people here if they have any questions they would like answered about auto-trading, APIs, programming languages, platforms, etc... I cannot say I have all the answers but doing this kind of software development for years does tend to give quite a few insights into the business. IB and ToS seem popular on these forums and we do work with both quite a bit. We do Forex, Equities and Futures mostly. You might wonder why I am doing this and maybe even fear conflicts of interests in my answers. I have two main reasons for posting here. One is potential publicity I have to admit. The other is that I have been wishing to create a series of articles about automated trading for a while and did not know what to begin with. I thought posting here and knowing what questions people have would gear me towards the best article subjects which I can then feature on the Centauris website after giving short or long answers on ET. Let me know your questions and I will try to come up with decent answers. This might be a good time to dig up unanswered questions from old threads.