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What this tutorial is

MySQL is the world's second most popular database management system and is the world's most widely used open-source relational database management system (RDMS).

SQL or Structured Query Language is a programming language designed for the management of a database system and its content, specifically in relation to an RDMS.

SQL is largely a declarative language. It also however, features procedural elements.

The tutorial

This tutorial requires access to some MySQL server, preferably a local one.

MAMP is a good way to get started and is used largely for this tutorial.

Server-side lanaguage knowledge is not required but it is maybe a good idea for testing MySQL statements.

This tutorial covers SQL, but it focuses on the MySQL and MariaDB implementations of SQL and not on the MS-SQL implementation.

It is important to note that as there are strong similarities between MariaDB and MySQL, this tutorial will largely work with either.

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