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SQL For Developers – 9 Reasons to bother

F03I0081 If you are a developer like I am, you’ve probably gotten by with pretty simple SQL for quite a while. In fact, my experience has been that developers don’t get much past SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE with the associated WHERE and ORDER BY clauses that are necessary to get anything done as a developer.

But there are times when knowing more would be helpful. So today, I thought I’d start a short series on helpful SQL for developers. Keep in mind, I’m a developer, not a DBA. I’m sure there may be better ways of doing some of the things I suggest. However, everything I suggest will be better than trying to do it all from your csharp or VB.NET code.

Let’s look at some of the reasons a developer should learn SQL:

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