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Dec 13, 2022

We've approach the beast itself: SQL. Or, as it used to be known, SEQUEL. In this episode we will discuss how early navigational databases failed, and how we were able to move past them into a relational future. It's a fascinating tale about how careful research and planning can lead to much better tools.


Selected sources: -- Dr. Codd on relational databases -- The first SEQUEL paper -- A History and Evaluation of System R