Hi, This thread is mostly addressed to programmers in C++ who started from scratch with no/little prior programming experience. You may have learned C++ in college or through self tutorial books. I was wondering if there were any C++ programmers out there who could share their story of their progression in the language. Tell us how you started, how long it was before you had the courage to try your first meaningful program whether related to trading or not, and whether you regret/do not regret learning C++. Also, give us an idea of how it may have helped you in your price data analysis. Do you routinely code up ideas to be tested over data etc? I've recently been reading through a self tutorial book and enjoy the learning process, although it is frustrating at times when you encounter code that is not necessarily in the examples in your text, at least in the same format. I don't expect to be able to write anything for the next few months. I just want to make sure I understand the basics of the language. It's pretty humbling, because here am feeling daunted by the idea of coding up some simple code to test a few trading ideas, and then I see some of the code written by gamers and my jaw drops...haha Anyone want to share their experience?