I’ve been using alpaca’s paper trading api for a few days and it seems to be riddled with bugs. I’ve asked about a few of them in this forum post:
In addition, I’ve tried the python SDK and it also seems to be buggy. The get_barset() function sometimes returns data and sometimes doesn’t (while being called with the same arguments). Additionally, there are obscure requirements about what dates you can pass in and the formatting of the dates, which makes it a bit difficult to use.
If I can uncover these issues while just trying the APIs for a few minutes, what other problems are there? More importantly, do they exist in the live trading platform?