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What has SQL ever done for you?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by ericrollo, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

    Since i have got a Software/ Database/ Web Development job im working with SQL all the time.

    So where might this new found knowledge of SQL take me?
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  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Umm... among other roles, as a SQL admin or developer? :blink
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    1. VLE/MLE development and or administration.

    2. Web Developer

    3. etc, etc, etc...

    It really depends on where you want to go...

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  4. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    Anywhere that SQL (or PL-SQL, or T-SQL, or any of the numerous forms of SQL) is used. Any data driven process requires a database to store its data. Banking is essentially just one big collection of Databases, for example.

    Even looking at SQL, there are all manner of things you could do with it, ranging from DB admin, to application development and Database design. It all depends on what you want to do with it really.
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  5. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

    Last edited: Jan 17, 2011
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  6. davelee212

    davelee212 Nibble Poster

    In my opinion, SQL is a really good skill for anyone involved in IT to have. There are so many systems that store stuff in databases and knowing how to get data out of them is invaluable as is experience in setting up and troubleshooting the things.

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  7. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    Know people who started out as SQL devs now contracting for big money, some places even have Data/Information Architects.

    Most businesse use Relational Databases for some data so they will be using SQL. It is also worth learnng other associated skills like XML, Object/Document databases, Requirements capture, Analysis and Design, Business Process Re-engineering, Coding/Development, etc though.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2011
  8. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    My first IT job was a SQL Server DBA. Did it for two years. Bored senseless after a while and would kill myself if I had to do it full time again, but certainly a very useful skillset to have. The transition from T-SQL to PL/SQL and MySQL isn't huge - once you know the SQL standard you can apply the fundamentals of that to dozens of different platforms.
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