A really interesting summary from IEEE emerged last week.

Entitled “The Rise of SQL”, it’s a fascinating glimpse into how a query language invented in the 1970s is more relevant today than ever, and it’s the “second progamming language” every developer should know.

SQL dominated the jobs ranking in IEEE Spectrum’s interactive rankings of the top programming languages this year. Normally, the top position is occupied by Python or other mainstays, such as C, C++, Java, and JavaScript, but the sheer number of times employers said they wanted developers with SQL skills, albeit in addition to a more general-purpose language, boosted it to No. 1.

Read the full “Rise of SQL” article here.

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