what tools, sdks, and frameworks do you use?

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by topdeck, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. topdeck


    I'm a long time java/j2e guy that wants to get into auto trading.

    I have been paper trading the forex market with my own custom indicators for about 6 months now. the system works quite well, but the signals are sparse. i have a day job and a family, so i dont get much screen time. i'd like to try to automate my current system, so i can catch more signals.

    Once i go live, I will probably use MBT or IB as my broker. Ive written a few metatrader EAs, but the platform feels too much like a toy. i need something with more horsepower.

    So my question is this: what tools, sdks, and frameworks do you use? are there any must read books or websites on the topic? any tools or platforms i should avoid like the plague?

    Thanks in advance,