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What is a Database?

I am having a hard time understanding what is being said in this introduction video of this course.

I don't have a clue what SQL means, what a "SQL server" is , and why I should connect to it.

Simply, I've never worked with Databases before.

Should I go ahead and do all 353 minutes of the Database course, before being able to understand enough to continue with this Python course, or is there somewhere I could get a general introduction to Databases quickly?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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A database is like an electronic library. It's where information is kept and ordered to make it easy to find and retrieve.

SQL simply stands for "Structured Query Language", which is the language most database systems communicate with.

An SQL server is just a database system (a "library") that uses that language.

Before comitting to an in-depth Database study, you might just start with SQL Basics. That's probably enough to get you going.

I hope that helps. Happy coding!   -sp:sparkles:

Thank you for that recommendation. That course seems perfect.