[AccessD] Slashdot: SQL vs Access for Learning Database Concepts?

John Bartow john at winhaven.net
Sat Dec 13 20:56:36 CST 2003

I would think of sticking to ANSI SQL and just touch on the various
proprietary implementations. That's pretty much how I learned SQL. It's
served me well. I think the various proprietary implementations could be an
elective course on their own.

I also second Arthur's comment, its not about what tool but what interface -
GUI or text based. Access has little to do with the discussion until you
decide you should use a GUI. Mentioning Access just polarizes the issue. I
learned using text base on Unix. I love the GUI but then that's not how I
learned it so I have a good reason for loving it :o)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: accessd-bounces at databaseadvisors.com
> [mailto:accessd-bounces at databaseadvisors.com]On Behalf Of Lawhon, Alan C
> Contractor/Morgan Research
> Sent: Friday, December 12, 2003 11:22 AM
> To: 'accessd at databaseadvisors.com'
> Subject: [AccessD] Slashdot: SQL vs Access for Learning Database
> Concepts?
> This was posted on Slashdot last night.  I'm sure some of the
> folks on here,
> (like maybe Susan Harkins, Martin Reid, and John Colby), might have an
> interesting opinion about whether or not Access is a good
> "training vehicle" for
> learning SQL.
> http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/12/11/1811206&mode=threa

P.S.  About midway down in the reader postings, there are links to several
articles comparing the pros and cons of Access [SQL] to other SQL products.

Alan C. Lawhon

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