My objective: Want to build a light-weight real time intraday charting application, instead of using heavy and advanced application such as Ninjatrader 7 (NT7).
What language would you advise me to start learning, with which I would be able to start building my light-weight, real time intraday charting application? I am subscribing to real time tick data, so no issues and will also be using google fin. data for testing purpose.
In brief, thanks to d'alar'cop's encouragement and support, I managed to write 2 applications: 1. To import excel data into mysql database using PHPExcel and MySqli; 2.Using Python 3.3.2, wrote 2 scripts, one to download google finance intraday data (converted the original script from python 2.7 to 3.3.2), save it in csv format and with my 2nd script, plot a chart using Matplotlib and TA-Lib for python indicators using the data from csv file. Although it works fine and its not real-time, I am not that satisfied with my work.
On the personal front, I am a school dropout with absolutely no programming background. To complete the above projects, I spent little time to learn the basics and used hardly acceptable cannibalizing skills.
Now, I want to start learning a language properly, which is ideal for creating real time intraday charting applications.