Very valid comment. Having someone else write the software is beyond the scope of most private traders however. The only sensible option is to learn a programming language and programming from scratch. It is an uphill task but once the hill has been climbed you need never look back. You need not fear your software of choice becoming unavailable to you because of licensing problems and the policy of vendors/ licencors. You can ensure you can continue to run your system even if you lose your Mechanica dongle and Bob Spears has packed up shop. You need not worry about phoning home on the internet from TB. You can create your own (perhaps simplified) contract rolling software.sluggo wrote: Hey it's just a small matter of software. Why not code it up, try it out, and see whether it adds value? If so, boom shakka lakka lakka boom! You've improved your edge in a way that few others can. Because it involves writing software, a scary monster that terrifies most people. They won't write code and won't hire someone to do it for them, either.
Whatever one's view of the High Priest of Tahoe (now Austin), I believe he has it right when he tells people to do it themselves. I don't think you can or should trade a mechanical system without eventually learning to code from scratch. It is the very basis of your skills and trade. I believe it has to be tackled at some stage for the serious player and I have been eating my own cooking.