My review of Trading Technologies platform XTrader and XTAPI for Microsoft .NET C++, VB, and C#
Trading technologies Xtrader is single threaded and they promote it. It also uses an older Microsoft.net technology called COM which doesn’t really offer any advantages today. It also appears to be very very expensive with a $1400 a month plan. The TT system XTAPI is rich with functionality including back-office application with gateway servers complete with a hierarchy of.Net classes. The RTD server enables you to access various TT server gateways and see various P&L’s with an MS Excel front end. You may be able to do the equivalent through a QuantLib Excel which is open-source. The RTD using MS Excel environment is quite impressive. This is especially true with the price book depth that feature within RTD. The provided documentation is quite stellar to get you up and running rather quickly as compared to other trading platforms. XTrader also has a handy simulation module as well.
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