msmoriarty writes: With the interest/discussion on our highest-paid programmers article, our reporter decided to do a follow-up looking into the languages and skills needed to work on high-frequency trading (HFT) systems. There's actually a pretty wide range of languages/tools used, but Linux is the "default" OS and, not surprisingly, the "ability to work under pressure when the traders are screaming at you" is a must-have skill.
You must realize that the computer has it in for you. The irrefutable
proof of this is that the computer always does what you tell it to do.