Firstly, thanks to all that have come before me, I've learned a lot on this forum!
Initially I was interested in the mining aspect of BTC, I think many people are from a "oh look at the massive power of my GPU!" point of view. As that's not seeming to be a viable entry point into the market right now I'm looking more at the trading.
Has anyone started work on a ruby or php project to automate trades and mining depending on the market? For example, I'd like to set my meager miner to go into a solid coin pool if the expected returns based on difficulty make it more attractive for a day.
So what to do with all these various bits of bit currency? MtGox has a decent api for doing trading, one could do something similar for the automation of moving in and out of the various currencies.
Sadly, I'm not interested in python as ruby and php already pay my bills. Learning a fifth language isn't on my todo list. So wondering if there is anything like this in the open source community I could contribute to.