I have recently began working on a new backtesting/automated trading system for use with interactive brokers. My previous platform, I did not design flexible enough to backtest/trade some of my new ideas. So, I started programming a new platform. While adding some new features the other day I came to the conclusion that with only a few additional features I could allow non programmers to use this tool to automate their own strategies. The purpose of this thread is to see if anyone would even want to use this tool before I add these additional features. To reiterate, the plans would be for this tool to be FREE, much like how medved quotetracker is free, with perhaps some additional features unlocked if you donate/register. Why provide this tool free? There are many reasons to provide such a tool free, the most important being that by receiving feedback from other users I will get new ideas on features to add to make the platform more robust and increase all of our chances of success. The way the automated strategies will work, is it will use a "hopefully" very simple scripting language I will design. Perhaps in the future some point and click capability to create automated strategies as well. A small sample of features I plan to include: *Support only Interactive Brokers *FULLY automated trading, using a simple scripting language *Intially will only support trading for e-mini futures as that is what I trade *Will have charting capabilities, and a way to design using scripting language your own indicators to display on the charts *Will have what I call tick by tick playback.... Which means you can set which futures/equities to record every tick of for a given day and save to a file. You can then run the system back in simulation mode and see the day unfold again as if it was happening in real time. This feature is very useful when trying to develope strategies. *Backtesting will intially be limited to testing using the saved tick by tick replays from days you had the application running, and a few common data formats So if anyone would interested in using such a program, respond to this thread, and provide some feedback, both negative and positive. If there is no interest for such a program thats fine as well, just figured I would offer it to the community as it adds only little aditional work from what I plan to put into my own trading platform.