You can't beat the excitement of getting something to work with Betfair for the first time, it can be so satisfying working with API's and piecing everything togetherPeterLe wrote: ↑Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:36 pmJust though id post an update in case anyone is thinking of having a go at this in the future..
I decided to pause the Udemy Course and jump straight into the API, the reason was as the course is so long, I was forgetting the stuff I had learned at the beginning! My thought process was that if you were learning Excel for instance, you wouldn't try and learn each command, you'd just start to create a spreadsheet and learn what you need as you go along (not sure if that is a good thing, but we'll see)
First off, as a very inexperienced programmer, Ive found Python easier than C# (Within the context of connecting to the Betfair API)
Mainly due to the code shared by Liam (BetfairLightweighWrapper). The code is well commented so you can see what the various lines of code do.
However, the best way of describing the information available to you, it is like a mixed up jigsaw. All the pieces are there in github, but you have to work out what pieces you need, if you need to modify those pieces (ie certificates, Keys) and then how you assemble in the right order.
After a couple of hours and quite a few failures), I've managed to login to the API and extract the data for a race tonight, cant help but feel like a major triumph! I think the syndicates and teams out there wont be quaking in their boot just yet
Overall, really enjoying the new learning and hopefully I will look back at this post in a couple of years and realise how green I was!
Edit: By the way, I decided to drop SublimeText in favour of Pycharm
Great to see so many of you starting out and joining the slack group!