In the last webinar, Juan testified that MT4 was limited to put into perspective the potential of Darwinex. It is an outdated solution that is lacking versatility technology wise. He expressed it notably about the missing order types that were slowing down the growth of Darwins’ absorption. Regarding MT4, the failure also lies in the backing bridge mechanism which on some aspect (not all) cannot match the flexibility power of other mechanisms like FIX.
We will have choice on more techs covering required needs. This turning point arrives for the best.
Platform use is meant to evolve just as other aspects of a competitive environnement finding its limits, in order to push them further.
There will be many benefits found from moving away from MT4 to the variety of the newest platforms. There are so many and all have some particular kick ass features you won’t find elsewhere.
Last, considering that Darwinex will sooner than later offer a broader range of asset classes, it represents a strategic decision to invite to transition to tools which will handle all these new products from the same spot. It will create interest magnets and more convergence
To me, relying solely on MT4 was the weakest point of Darwinex. I am happy that, for whatever reason, the change is finally starting to happen. It will open up for many possibilities and also bring Darwinex to larger, refreshed, audiences.
MT5 is just the tree hiding the forest. I can see little reason why we wouldn’t see an expanding array of available platforms and all kind of custom bridges, isn’t it ? To everyone’s tastes
From my experience, a good great of successful retail platforms have objects oriented languages (more or less strictly / pure) and most users cope with this frame just fine... even with quite some enthusiasm once they realize that the creation limits become their imagination ! Since these languages can be so extremly powerful once mastered, even beyond the simplified ones
Nowadays, the documentations are so deep that it takes rather minimal efforts to get accustomed to them if patience is here.
I remember learning the basics of C# (NinjaTrader) in only a couple of hours. On my own, it might have been more painful. I requested the mentorship of a friend who supervised my first steps and everything went flowlessly afterwards, despite me having no coding background except at handling the simplified language of ProRealTime, which now I reckon, was pretty poo in the end