I have been trading for a while but am fairly new to programming but would like to automate a trading system. Some of the more experienced traders on here have suggested I learn with Python. I am only interested in learning a language for the sole purpose of building an automated trading system, can any of the pro-Python users out there suggest any shortcuts to programming a trading system. I know this probably goes against the rationale for many of the programming purists to learn a language entirely. Sorry I'm asking for shortcuts...I just don't know if I can take a year to get this done, though I can apply myself essentially full-time.