Learn the Basics of SQL 📺

You may think SQL is old-fashioned, and that you’ll build a career using only those new-fangled noSQL databases. If that’s what you have your heart set on, I hope it happens for you, but it’s not very likely.

Almost every Internet giant you’ve ever heard of – we’re talking Facebook, Google, Amazon, Stripe, eBay, Wikipedia – all have relational databases in service somewhere. The small players use SQL too because noSQL isn’t the right solution for every problem. The way to interface with these databases? SQL.

That’s why it’s so important to learn. If you couldn’t make the live SQL workshop, no worries. It’s all captured in glorious video! Watch and learn the magic of SQL.

You’re digging deep to understand all the technical skills you need to become a web developer (like SQL). Good on you! Don’t forget that just technical skills won’t get you to where you want to be. You need to take it a step further and start applying those skills to solve problems that make people money. That’s why I love freelancing as a starting point for new developers. It puts that fact in sharp focus.