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First appearing in 1974, SQL is another grand-daddy of programming languages along with C, C++, and Java. It was developed by Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F Boyce for RDBMS or Relational Database Management System at IBM. Though different companies like IBM, Microsoft, Oracle have had their versions of SQL. It has proven to be one of the most widely used, yet flexible languages across decades. The uniform adoption of SQL has been so popular, that even in the age of big data and NoSQL databases, the central commands and concepts remain the same.
This one is a paradox for a skill like SQL. While job opportunities with just SQL as a skill have been a bit on the decline, SQL is the most common skill needed for almost any programming and analytics job. One look at our different Learning Paths, or job requirement for any technology, data science, and analytics related job; and you'll see that SQL is a listed skill at every level.
So you may need this learning path to plan your SQL learning for another job you might be targeting. Though if this is something that really interests you, then you can specialize in database management and architecture, and target core database and SQL related jobs.
Now let's begin our learning path for SQL Development
SQL is perhaps the most widely used complementing skill. So chances are that you would be learning SQL to complement some other primary skill from programming to analytics to big data. However, if you are someone who really wants to specialize in SQL, then you can focus on learning the intricacies of database management and architecture for enterprises. We can list some of those here, however, they are full-blown specialized learning and less like complementary skills. If we get enough interest, we might come up with a learning path for database architecture later on.
This brings us to the end of this learning path for SQL development. We hope this learning path helped you. Let us know in case of any further questions or feedback here, QuickCode team will be here to help you with your learning needs.