I have been doing trading for a while and I am pretty sure I got a good technique. I used to trade with another platform. With no robots capabality.
Recently I discovered MT5 and I am interested to make a robot which can apply my knowledge.
Therefore, I have a clear idea how to trade, but no idea about MT5 programming. I would like to know if there is any way to learn programming quickly. I have seen all the MT5 material here, but it looks it would take months. How long do you think it coult take?
Anyone who faced the same problem? Learning material used?
Many thanks in advance.
same problem here.
But you know ... I remember when I tried to lean mql4 programming language after MT3/MT4 "migration" ... it took for at least half a year for me. And I am still newbie in coding ...yes, it may be good to have some thread on the forum about "study mql5 language" so we all can follow it by every post for example.
Yes, that's right.But I am talking about the people who was learning mql4 by themselves, and they want to be turned to mql5 for now.
I don't want to discourage you, but my opinion is pretty similar to that of this article http://norvig.com/21-days.html The problem you pose is something like wanting to learn chinese in two weeks.
By the way, it is also true that there is no dummies manual for learning MQL5! If you have no previous programming experience you should be patient and work hard to get to the extent to be able to program your trading strategies.
It sounds a great idea to me!
I thought to take the idea and take it further.
I was thinking to write to mql5 and ask them to make a section in this forum where we can share our doubts, and let us advance together. I am sure most of my doubts are shared with much other people. And I could learn from other doubts. And with our problems we can make much easier for the guys coming behind....
I am thinking to write them an email and ask them about it...
Thanks for your comment! It is great!
I started to look at MT5 last week and I did one indicator, a simple and useless one, but just for the sake of doing one... But it is all based on patchwork, taking info from one article and other... with several dark point i don-t understand.
As said, many thanks,
I am not really interested in paying for classes. The question I did was more looking for if I was missing some material to learn. It looks to me there is no material to learn from scratch.... However, I am happy to share with you my progress and it could be a good idea to get a few of us, interested to learn the basics and to get a bit further from the basics in order to make at least a non/losing EA....
If you read previous answer of mine, to newdigital.... it looks to me it is the path to go... I got time to learn and I don-t bother to spend time. But I need some monitoring in my doubts and so on....
I did an Indicator, I just started to look at MT5 last week, but it is really a patchwork, I look several indicators, and try to join them,.... but it is a crazy idea to take in very far, as when I get an error, I can-t understand why....
Anyway, it is just a bit what it is my progress, but so far so good....
Done! sent email to the guys in MT5
There is a book out there called Expert Advisor Programming by Andrew Young. Although it isn't great, it is decent if you're a beginner. I've spotted one or two errors in the book (constants for order types are wrong for instance) but most of it is good enough. It gives you an idea what you need and you can then find all the details in the online documentation.
The downside is that it is written for MT4. But if you're a real beginner then I think first learning MT4 and then "upgrading" to MT5 is the faster route. Or do any of the MT5 programmers disagree?