The biggest problem I had when learning to program my own trading strategies in JForex is finding where to start learning. There were few JForex documentation available at the time and I had to teach myself through painstaking trial and error with the help of Dukascopy's technical support. Things have certainly changed for the better as a JForex community is starting to sprout and documentation for it is at least sufficient to get anyone started.
This post is the first of a forex of quick beginner's guide to learning JForex programming by putting all these resources in a tutorial. JForex is actually not a programming language. It is an application programming interface API for use with the standard Java programming language. As such, the first step to learning to program in JForex is to learn Java.
Luckily, Java is one of the most popular programming languages. So there're plenty of resources on and off the web to learn Java programming. Some examples of free online tutorials are:. If you prefer a book, I would recommend Head First Java, 2nd Edition. I brushed up on my Java from this book. Don't dwell on Java too much though as you only need to know the basics to get started with JForex. Just read a few chapters to understand the Java syntax and then move on. You can always refer back to them later.
The JForex Wiki is one of the three essential resources for JForex programmers. I will be referring to some specific pages of the Wiki in much of this series of posts. If you haven't done so already, signup for a DEMO account at Dukascopy. Then launch the JForex forex and follow the instructions on the Use in JForex wiki page to assemble your first JForex strategy!
So far so good? In the next post in this learning JForex series, we will study the anatomy of a JForex strategy. Paul Lam Engineering Social Impact. Contact Twitter Github Linkedin Spotify RSS. JForex is a Java tool JForex is actually not a programming language.
Some examples of free online tutorials are: The Java Tutorials -- This is an official tutorial from the developer of Java themselves. Beginners Java Tutorial -- More geared for the absolute beginners to forex. Diving into JForex The JForex Wiki is one of the three essential resources for JForex programmers.
Summary So far so good?