Few weeks ago, I quit my first job as a q developer and moved to another company. My first job was where I was introduced to q/kdb+ and time-series data. If it wasn’t for that job, I wouldn’t be writing about q on this blog. However, it was time to move on and so I did. While I will still be working with time-series data, I won’t be actively coding in q. I will be using a vendor product called OneTick which is similar to kdb in functionality and comes with many features built-in. Advantage of that is you have a working solution out of the box. On the other hand, it lacks flexibility that comes hand-in-hand with kdb.
Besides learning OneTick, I will also be learning other languages such as perl and python. I have started learning them already and it’s quite interesting programming in other languages when you are coming from a q background. Maybe I will write a post in near future to compare the languages.
I am not abandoning q/kdb. I fully understand the importance and potential of the database and will not be giving up on it. It’s a valuable skill that I intend to take full advantage of. I will continue to develop in q on the side…just not as much. What this means for the blog is that I will be writing about other stuff besides q as well. I will be writing about coding and life as a developer.
Stay tuned for some great new content!