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How to Read, Understand and Learn KDB/Q code

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Alexander Unterrainer
DefconQ, KDB/Q Developer, Consultant

In my previous blog post, I shared my favourite Go-To KDB/Q Learning Resources to help you to get started. However, as you dive deeper into the KDB/Q programming language and you begin to read and review other's code you might experience a slight sense of overwhelm. Two main characteristics of KDB/Q, namely its tersness and and its left-of-right evaluation order (KDB/Q expressions are evaluated left-of-right which equates to expressions are evaluated right-to-left), can pose initial challenges for new KDB/Q developers. It's important to overcome these hurdles and become familiar with these features as you progress.