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  1. That would be cool. Having a small community of devs all working with this would be nice. Right now I feel like I am floating on a raft out in the middle of nowhere by myself working on this. DAS support has been helpful to a degree, but I am having to figure out most of it on my own. Like yourself, I've been working as a dev or in a role supporting other devs for more than 20 years. It's probably worth mentioning that I am working with just the CMD API for now since it only costs $100 per month. It requires that you run DAS on the same machine as your custom app and it communicates through a local TCP socket. All orders have to go through that. As you might imagine, this has some downsides to it. However, it seems to work pretty well for the most part. I will consider upgrading to the .NET API, which connects directly to the DAS order/quote servers, later once I start seeing consistent profits with this one and can justify the extra cost.
  2. Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience. I talked to Karen as well and everything was fine. From talking to her, I do get the impression that a lot of people try to use it who have no real programming experience. It's definitely not newbie friendly. I have no idea if that was your situation or not.
  3. I did end up getting it to work after some messing around. It's not bad at all once you wrap your head around it. My favorite feature by far is that it works with DAS in replay mode. So you can make tweaks to your algorithm and then run it against the same dataset for comparison purposes. If you have any level of C# development experience I highly recommend it (if you can stomach the price).
  4. I just started using the DAS CMD API last week and am having some difficulties with it. The sample project that they sent doesn't even seem to work correctly. Specifically, I am trying to subscribe to the level 1 information for a given symbol and it never fires the callback handler. Right after I call socket.eventPool.Subscribe(...) I get a message in the output window stating "The event pool does not contain an entry for Lv1". After that, any calls to socket.SubscribeLevelOne(...) result in nothing happening. Personally, I think it's ridiculous that they want to charge for API access and can't even provide customers with a working sample.
  5. I just joined today. I'm looking forward to working with everyone.

  6. Hi everyone, I finally broke down and purchased a monthly membership today. I first read Andrew's Book "How to Day Trade for a Living" almost 2 years ago. However, before I could get serious about it I started in a new role at work, so it kind of fell to the way side and I forgot about it for a long time. I don't recall what made me think about it last month but I decided it was worth looking into again and I re-read the first book and started the second book. I work in IT and my schedule is flexible so I can easily trade for at least 1-2 hours in the morning. I plan to practice in the simulator for at least 3 months before even thinking about going live. I'm also a former software developer and I still have to read/write C++/C# code for my job quite a bit. The fact that IB and DAS have an API/SDK is very appealing to me.
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