How does Tradetstation and Metatrader compete with these sub par proprietary languages like Easy Language or MQ4 or MQ5?
So I have been tasked for a Tradestation assignment or project. I am now building a basic model in Tradestation. I am in disbelief that trading platforms still have their own proprietary language like Tradestation’s Easy Language or Metatrader MQ4. As it stands, when you get a trading platform like Ninja Trader that support C#, it makes me wonder how the competition will keep up. Tradestation do not even offer any API where I am forced to learn this new environment and programming language. Serious. It is 2011. I have so many choices for a decent trading platform in languages I know. Also, there are open source ones like Tradelink or Marketcetera. What do I know right?
The best part part, I have to still pay for access to Tradestation’s development environment. How much was that Eclipse for Java or Visual Studio Express from Microsoft cost? Oh yeah. Zippo dollars.