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Getting Started with Java Programming in Linux

Introduction In this tutorial I will cover the very basics of getting started with Java programming using the Linux operating system. Java is a very popular programming language that is used to develop software for everything form cell phones and cable TV boxes to huge enterprise information systems. While most of the steps are aimed [...]

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Programming Interactive Brokers Java API in a Console Application – Historical Data

Goals of the Tutorial The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate the basic functionality of the Interactive Brokers (IB) Java Application Programming Interface (API) used for accessing Historical market data in the IB trading platform. Concepts learned in this tutorial can be applied to larger projects such as building quote screens, capturing live market [...]

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Programming Interactive Brokers Java API in a Console Application – Real Time Data

Goals of the Tutorial The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate the basic functionality of the Interactive Brokers (IB) Java Application Programming Interface (API) used for accessing real-time market data in the IB trading platform. Concepts learned in this tutorial can be applied to larger projects such as building quote screens, capturing live market [...]

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Programming Interactive Brokers ActiveX API Using Visual Basic – Historical Data

Goals of the Tutorial The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate the basic functionality of the Interactive Brokers (IB) ActiveX Application Programming Interface (API) used for accessing historical market data in the IB trading platform. This tutorial will use Visual Basic as the programming language. Concepts learned in this tutorial can be applied to [...]

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Searching for Companies in FactSet

Introduction The purpose of this brief tutorial is to demonstrate how to search for Companies in FactSet. Start up the main FactSet Application. Go to the Windows Start menu, then All Programs, then FactSet and finally select the FactSet application: FactSet will automatically authenticate the user as it logs in. The FactSet AC Connection window [...]

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Running FactSet and working with the Excel Add-In

Introduction The purpose of this tutorial is to give a very brief introduction to working with FactSet data in Excel. This tutorial assumes you have FactSet installed on your local desktop PC and are working with MS Excel 2010 or MS Excel 2013. Some familiarity with the concept of stocks, foreign exchange and other financial [...]

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Installing IBM Rational Suite 9.1

Introduction The purpose of this tutorial is to provide a step-by-step guide to install IBM Rational Suite 9.1 on Windows operating system. It is assumed that you have obtained a legal, licensed copy of the IBM Rational Software and either have the DVD’s or software downloaded to a common folder named RSA-9.1. After downloading or [...]

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Programming Interactive Brokers ActiveX API using VB.NET and Windows Forms – Real-Time Data

Goals of the Tutorial The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate the basic functionality of the Interactive Brokers (IB) ActiveX Application Programming Interface (API) used for accessing real-time market data in the IB trading platform. The programming language used in this tutorial will be Visual Basic.NET using a Windows Form. Concepts learned in this [...]

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Getting Started with Java Programming in MS Windows

Introduction In this tutorial I will cover the very basics of getting started with Java programming using MS Windows. Java is a very popular programming language that is used to develop software for everything form cell phones and cable TV boxes to huge enterprise information systems. While most of the steps are aimed at users [...]

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Installing Interactive Brokers IB Gateway and TWS API for Linux

Goals of this tutorial This tutorial outlines the steps to download, install and configure the Interactive Brokers IB Gateway software and the TWS API under the Linux operating system. This tutorial also covers how to compile and test the POSIX C++ test application. The steps outlined in this tutorial may also apply to other Linux, [...]

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