Coding with Typo: Structured Query Language (SQL) Part 1: What Is SQL?

Structured Query Language (SQL) Part 1: What Is SQL?

Coding with Typo: Structured Query Language (SQL) Part 1: What Is SQL?

Welcome to the first coding tutorial on SQL here on Null Byte.


I am first off, very proud to present this series, because it is not only the first programming language I learned, but SQL has never seen Null Byte before, and I will now introduce this to you, and everybody else joining this community in the future.

I hope I will be good at explaining this series, as I hope I also do in my other series, because nobody has told me i'mgood or bad, so I hope i'm good and people can understand what I mean.

What Is SQL?

First you need to know what SQL is!

SQL = Structured Query Language & it is exactly what it says. It's a language that is structured in queries.

You can use it for managing databases only, and you'll need an software to code in it. There are also websites who provide you a way to practice your skills.

If you want a very on point description of this language, I have a video from YouTube you can freely watch here


If you are just a bit familiar with SQL, you'll know that there are 2 ways to pronounce this language. SQL & SEQUEL.

SEQUEL was the name this language was originally dubbed, but because of a company already having that name, it was forced to change its name, which then became > SQL.

You can still however pronounce it in both ways if you wish.

Once again, if you want a little more in depth explanation on this, you can do so here

What I'll Be Covering:

I will teach you the basics of SQL, and show you the most popular commands such as:

and many more

When I am finished you'll be a master of SQL.

I am also going to teach you how to setup a SQL server, but that is far in the future, because you have a lot to learn first.


Excited to see how this series evolve. Looking forward to Part 2.

What do you mean by "SQL has never seen Null Byte before" ?

It would be nice if you made a series after this one about SQL injection too.


Is SQL injection even viable anymore? I would imagine that developers have worked pretty hard against it... at least on sites worth hacking.

SQL injection is still common. Not on the bigger sites anymore, but it still certainly is with fresh startup companies. And most of them are still worth hacking.

Whether SQL injection is still cannon or not, it still is useful to know.


A SQL Programmer walks into a restaurant, stands between two tables and says, "may I join you?"

I'm done xD


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