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Re: What's your favorite programming platform?

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:04 pm
by Roger Rines
Hello Anthony -- It is good to see you posting -- you've been missed.

Your post is right on target as to why it is critical to understand what the outcome must be available. While there is a tendency to focus on the language, I suspect the ability to program language tends to distort or reduce how important it is to have a clear understanding of what you are doing to successfully trade and then create those same abilities in an application you can have confidence.

Being good with a programming language improves a developer's ability to correct and enhance our needs. It also helps us understand what we believed we knew about our program development might not have been as detailed as what we are seeing now.

When the above are combined, the results of both can be the basis for improving our understanding, and our ability to improve our trading.


Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:36 pm
by Roger Rines
Jez Liberty wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:18 pm I personally use C# and it is probably as good as java:
it has built-in libraries to easily connect to the internet, manipulate files, access DBs, and develop GUIs
I think between java and C# is probably personal choice more than anything else... I use C# every day at work and for some reason I tried to learn java at home - only to switch back to C# later - i am just much more efficient with it...
The M$ Visual Studio Express IDE does the job - and is free

As a DB I use MySQL also (with TOAD for MySQL)
Jez Liberty published an easy to understand book for learning C# "Learning C# 3.0". I have his book's examples easy to follow and execute, and the writing made working through the pages was fairly easy. Jez has some newer books as well.
Learning C# 3.0