Knowing how to read and write SQL is a skill that is usually taken for granted. It's assumed SQL is a tool every IT professional has in his or her toolkit. Within the world of the intranet where the business and IT realms often blend together, that can be a detrimental assumption to make.
SQL is an important part of the intranet world, yet we hear so little about it. It's hidden under the covers of Web sites where it tends to go unnoticed, yet it's found just about everywhere because SQL is usually a component of every dynamic Web site. Regardless of the Web technologies used on the site (ColdFusion, ASP, Java/JSP, PHP, etc.), the bottom line is that some form of SQL is used for all database interactions.
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