Why learn SQL?


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What is SQL and why should I learn it?

Answer

SQL (Structured Query Language) is a programming language used to communicate with data stored in a relational database management system. The SQL language is widely used today across web frameworks and database applications as well as by many companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo, Dell, and countless more!

Knowing SQL gives you the freedom to explore your data, and the power to make better decisions. By learning SQL, you will learn concepts that apply to nearly every data storage system. SQL is also a great entry point to programming because the syntax is similar to the English language, which makes it relatively easy to write, read, and interpret.