#065: 4 Reasons Why You Should STILL Lean SQL

May 15, 2024

Here's the thing about SQL...

It's been around forever - yet still considered an industry standard.

It's the language you'll likely use most on the job - yet every other tech gets talked about more.


Maybe it's because it's old news.

Or too well-established.

Or maybe it's because theres no marketing budget behind generic "SQL" .

But despite all of that, I still believe it to be one of the most important skills to have as an engineer.


It's the #1 skill I recommend to aspiring engineers.

Because you can 99.9% count on using it in your data career.

SQL alone may not land you a job. 

But NOT knowing it will very likely disqualify you.


So with that in mind today I want to explain 4 reasons why I still believe SQL is the most important skill as a data professional.

Maybe you're a newer engineer trying to figure out what to focus on.

Or an experienced one looking to get re-focused.

Regardless, I hope this serves as a reminder of the importance of good ole SQL.


What You'll Learn:

  • Why SQL is still so valuable
  • Ways it's used outside of just the database
  • Why it's such a foundational skill for a data career



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