Here are few of the question I often receive –
- Do you know anything besides SQL Server?
- So how does it feel when the only thing which you know is SQL Server?
- Have you worked in the past with any other programming language?
Actually, I find these questions very interesting as I do work with other technologies and I still do work with many other technologies besides SQL Server. Recently I got the opportunity to work with MySQL and have also built quite a lot of knowledge about the application as well. I found MySQL very interesting and easy to learn. It is the most popular database technology since the year 2008 and used by most numbers of database professionals in the world (including me). The latest version of MySQL is very popular and it is very easy to install on Windows Platform. One just has to download MySQL Installer and execute it. Just click next, next and you are done!
Though, MySQL is very easy I have noticed that not everyone knows it well. The pace of the software industry has changed and people change their expertise quite frequently based on the project they are assigned. There are two kinds of beginners in the industry 1) Those who have very little experience in the software industry and just beginning their career in this field. 2) Those who have plenty of the years of the experience but beginning their career in the particular technology. When you look at both the kinds of the people they both need training but they have different level of understanding of the subject matter.
Looking at this, I decided to build a beginners course on MySQL which addresses both the kinds of the people 1) Beginners with IT field and 2) Beginners with MySQL technology. I have build following beginners course on MySQL Technology. This is part 1 of the course and for anyone who wants to learn MySQL at express speed. The length of the course is 2 hours and 37 minutes, this means anyone can learn the fundaments of the MySQL in a very short period of the time.
You can watch this entire course of Fundamental of MySQL at Pluralsight. To watch the course, you will have to subscribe to Pluralsight library. If you do not have a subscription you can opt for a FREE Trial. If you go to the page and do not see any link enable, please login to Pluralsight and you should be able to watch this course.
Here is the video teaser which I have build for this course. Let me know what you think about it. Here is the content of the course.
- Introduction to MySQL
- Getting Started with MySQL and GUI Tool
- Fundamentals of RDBMS and Database Designs
- Introduction to MySQL Workbench
- Data Retrieval Techniques
- Data Modification Techniques
- Summary and Resources
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)