Over the last year my strategy has become more and more mechanical. If I wanted to automate it, where would I start? I know I can pay somebody to do it. But on nights like tonight when I am flat, I think I may enjoy doing it as a hobby, even if I never actually commit real money to it. The only language I ever knew was JCL. Would I have to learn C++? Or are there other simple languages that are already designed for trading? I trade forex with ib and have no intention of switching.