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SQL Queries for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL, Fourth edition by John L. Viescas

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3A Concise History of SQL

“There is only one religion, though there are many versions of it.”

—GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, PLAYS PLEASANT AND UNPLEASANT

The telling of history always involves vague and ambiguous accounts of various incidents, political intrigue, and human foibles. The history of SQL is no different than that of any other subject in this sense. SQL has been around in one form or another since just after the dawn of the relational model, and there are several detailed ...

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