Hour 1. Welcome to the World of SQL

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

An introduction to and brief history of SQL

An introduction to database management systems

An overview of some basic terms and concepts

An introduction to the database used in this book

Welcome to the world of SQL and the vast, growing database technologies of today’s businesses all over the world. By reading this book, you have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational databases and data management. Unfortunately, because it is first necessary to provide the background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that you need to know, the majority of this hour is overview before we jump into actual coding. ...

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