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Week Two – SQL

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I’m on the second week of my web development immersive (week 2, day 4). We’ve covered various basics of Ruby and are now on database integration.

Yesterday we worked on SQL, which I actually found enjoyable. It was easy to work out what commands to do and how to move through our homework. I think the difference between the people who had an easy time doing the SQL work and those who struggled was the ability to understand just how much SQL was capable of. Some people in class were setting up entire new tables and performing the necessary actions to solve the homework problems in multiple steps, instead of just one line.

I found SQL such a relief after some of our other work that I feel it was easy to accept that everything we do could be done in one line. I was looking for temporary columns while others were making actual columns and then deleting them after they had finished. For once, I felt ahead of the class, explaining problems to others with confidence. I wish everyday in class could be this easy!

Having such a moment on a Wednesday was good, too, I think, it helped energize me to get over hump day. Hopefully every week from here on out will feature at least one day where I feel on top of things.