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Learn More Python 3 the Hard Way: The Next Step for New Python Programmers by Zed A. Shaw

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Exercise 38. Introduction to SQL

The best way to learn how to model and design solid data is to start with the very basic building blocks. The SQL style of database has been the standard for data modeling and storage for many decades. Once you know basic SQL you can easily use just about any NoSQL or object relational mapping (ORM) system out there. SQL is a very formal way to store, manipulate and access data that gives you a formal way to think about it. It’s also not very difficult since the language is not Turing complete like a full programming language.

SQL is everywhere, and I’m not saying that because I want you to use it. It’s just a fact. I bet you have some in your pocket right now. All Android phones and iPhones have easy access to ...

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