Java programming language was ranked # 1 by stackify.com in the “A Look At 5 of the Most Popular Programming Languages of 2019” article,
So it is no surprise our Java TWS API is very popular among quants and algo traders.
If you are new to Java algo trading, and you are interested in a quickstart guide, explore IBKR resources for coding in this language and trading with our award-winning platform.
First, get hands-on experience by learning the syntax through the TWS API GitHub guide. For a brief description of Java classes, structs, unions and interfaces see this GitHub section https://interactivebrokers.github.io/tws-api/annotated.html and click on the Java tab at the top.
The next step is to download the Testbed sample projects. This script provides ready-to use code for streaming market data, setting up scanners and error handling. Please note that Java 8 or higher is required for running the Java API client.
Finally, be sure to practice placing orders in a simulated trading environment. This type of paper account allows users to use the full range of our trading platform but in a simulated environment using real market conditions. See the TWS User Guide for details.
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