Hi Birchy and fellow bettors and in my case would be programmers.
I am not a trader or scalper type of bettor I subscribe to the statistical approach to betting, i.e. cycles of results and patterns. To this end I have developed my favourite strategies which I dry tested over about two years now and I know they are profitable. The trouble is that to use them manually you need to be in front of the computer and even then human error can intervene and usually on a winner, ho hum...
So, I need to automate my ideas and test them in real time with small stakes and prove my stop loss and take profit ideas, etc.
I know there are tools like gruss out there but I am very protective of my ideas and also a bit OCD when it comes to controlling what and how I do something.
Having said that I am not a programmer as such I do work as a software expert but these days more of a systems analyst. I use various 4GL database related development tools on the Windows platform and to a great extent I suppose you could consider me to be a bit of a dinosaur, albeit one that wants to escape the looming comet and evolve technically :)
So, I hope that brings you up to speed as to where I come from and want to get to, and I hope that this is the start of mutually beneficial social interaction. I certainly intend to help out wherever I can.