Help - I'm a beginner...
Sorry for sounding so ignorant...
I recently heard someone use the term "see-qwal." They were referring to it like it was some sort of database. Is that the same thing as SQL? Is that a database, a type of server, or a programming language. I'd appreciate it if someone could give me the basics or tell me where to look.
Yup "sequel" is how SQL is often pronounced. SQL is a query language that allows you to query (send commands, questions) relational databases.
You can go r937's site (http://r937.com/links.cfm?links=sql) for lots of links to introductory articles.
thanks for the kind words, joel
> Is [SQL] a database, a type of server, or a programming language.
yes, yes, and yes ;)
see also How to pronounce SQL
SQL is a database, a type of server? Why do you say that? (Honest question, bowing to your years of expertise :))
SQL = the (standard) Structured Query Language
SQL = microsoft sql server = database system
SQL = microsoft sql server = .NET application server (although i must honestly say i don't know anything about this)
I didn't know that.
Microsoft actually calls SQL Server "SQL"? Woah. :D
actually, i think they are carful to use the full name at all times
it's other people who use "sql" indiscriminately to refer to the microsoft database
not me, of course... ;)
THANK YOU to everyone for their replies! That article about "How to Pronounce SQL" proves that I am not the only newbie with such questions...I feel much better!