Learning curve for new database program with Python?

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Mon Apr 7 17:37:48 CEST 2008


On 2008-04-07 15:30, Greg Lindstrom wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 2:31 AM, John Nagle <nagle at animats.com> wrote:
>>     Basic SQL isn't that hard.  Learn CREATE, SELECT, INSERT,
>>  UPDATE, and DELETE syntax.  That's enough for most simple
>>  applications.
> 
> And then learn more advanced SQL: joins, nested selects, pivot tables and
> stored procedures.  You can do a lot of processing "inside" the database
> which cuts down on data running over the wire.
> 
> SQL is one of the areas I wish I had mastered (much) earlier in my career

Fully agree :-)

Interesting comments in a time where everyone seems to be obsessed
with ORMs.

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