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Learning MySQL & Oracle

Learning MySQL & Oracle

Learning MySQL & Oracle

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Where is the best place to pick up database management skills? I have a good knowledge of XML, VB, VBA and MSOffice (mostly Excel & Access). I have a project which requires me to learn C++, so I will be fluent in that by the end of the year.

I would prefer to learn whilst doing a job which is useful (and preferably paid), but mostly this is so I have the confidence to say, "I can do databases". I realise this may be a little naive, but I just want to know the best place to start.

Having spent a little time browing the forum, I guess MySQL & Oracle are the two things I need to get my hands wet with. Is there anyway which I can pull on my previous experiences to help me with learning these new skills?

RE: Learning MySQL & Oracle

start with mysql, because you can install it easily on your own computer in a matter of minutes

also, the mysql docs (on the mysql site) are substantially easier to work with than the oracle docs

r937.com | rudy.ca

RE: Learning MySQL & Oracle

you will want to know the basics of normalization.  See link below.

Leslie

Anything worth doing is a lot more difficult than it's worth - Unknown Induhvidual

Essential reading for anyone working with databases: The Fundamentals of Relational Database Design

RE: Learning MySQL & Oracle

I disagree with mySQL. If you really want to learn relation database management skills, checkout postgresql

Its easy to install and admin, and it supports all of ANSI standard syntax.


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