There's a lot of buzz in the tech world about data–but of course, raw data isn't very useful on its own.
What Is SQL?
Data is a core part of many web applications and mobile apps. For example, an application like Facebook holds a user’s profile information, including data about their friends and posts. To hold this data, a database system is used. SQL is a programming language that enables programmers to work with that data.
SQL stands for Structured Query Language. Essentially, it's a language that allows communication with databases in order to manage all the data they contain.
While an application might be programmed in a language like Python, PHP or Ruby, databases are not configured to understand these. Historically, databases understand only SQL (though this has changed sig