Just wondering what method of implementing automated trading is considered the least difficult. I don't really know enough to answer this myself but im pretty sure the least difficult for me would be something that allows me to code a lot in a scripting language such as python. Because although im more of a programmer than most people i still have a lot of trouble looking at things similar to c++. Even a platform that supports custom indicators written in something like python would be a start. I suppose if this just isn't realistic then i would like to know is something like mql4 a viable alternative because if there isnt anything that supports a scripting language like that then learning a harder language is certainly easier than writing a program that supports it myself.