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(Last Updated On: December 9, 2014)

Is Microsoft technologies dead for trading and quant with advancements in R Python and Linux?

I know I know. Why would I say that? Good question but the next couple of weeks are completely exploratory. Talking to people in my webinar tonite lead me to be believe that Python is bigger than we know. Especially for those traders getting tossed out of their jobs from banks. They also recognize they need to learn to automate and program to see competetive in the world of modern day trading. Cave men will whine but let’s get real. In London for instance, there are tonnes of discussion with Python out there in the world of finance. It may have started in USA, but it is spreading. OK, yeh I pooed pooed in the past. Now that I got it up and running like here in Linux:

Breaking news New Ubuntu Linux environment with working Python on WIndows thanks to VMWare

Breakthru indeed! Now, is Microsoft dead with their technologies. Absolutely not, When you look at an incredible front end app like this

Infragistics has sexy DotNET WPF and Silverlight front end apps for trading platforms

WPF keeps them in the game and owning the desktop! As I investigate further in to other stacks like Java/Erlang/Python or R, it makes me wonder if this is the best. Maybe oy maybe. I don’t know, call me confused. This is why I am having all these webinar over the next few weeks. Also, you need to ask yourself this: Why is Microsoft finally open sourcing .NET int Linux via Mono? Is it really as fast. I kind of like to eliminate as many layer in my deployed system.

Here is the transcript for Oh me oh my so programming languages for automated trading or quant Meetup

That is the stack of I am thinking. The database is the next part. Let me know what you think.

I still think you should own your own infrastructure for programmers.

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Hi i there My name is Bryan Downing. I am part of a company called QuantLabs.Net This is specifically a company with a high profile blog about technology, trading, financial, investment, quant, etc. It posts things on how to do job interviews with large companies like Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, Citibank, and IBM. It also posts different unique tips and tricks on Java, C++, or C programming. It posts about different techniques in learning about Matlab and building models or strategies. There is a lot here if you are into venturing into the financial world like quant or technical analysis. It also discusses the future generation of trading and programming Specialties: C++, Java, C#, Matlab, quant, models, strategies, technical analysis, linux, windows P.S. I have been known to be the worst typist. Do not be offended by it as I like to bang stuff out and put priorty of what I do over typing. Maybe one day I can get a full time copy editor to help out. Do note I prefer videos as they are much easier to produce so check out my many video at