Relational Databases – How to Choose

As a Python programmer and teacher, I’m always on the hunt for good tutorials. Some of the best Python tutorials I found are on a YouTube channel named Socratica. For these videos they have a McGill CS graduate & actress named Ulka Simone Mohanty [@ulkaM | resume] whose character is a quirky, robot-like narrator with a very dry sense of humour, which for me, makes the videos especially entertaining.

In my YouTube subscription alerts I saw that Socratica has just released some new videos related to SQL databases. If they’re as good as their Python series I had to check them out.

It was nice to see that they are also using Ulka to narrate this series. And it’s nice to see that the videos are just as entertaining (and informative) as the Python series.

I have some experience programming in MySQL (thanks to Dr Chuck) so was really interested in its popularity vs PostgreSQL and MariaDB. The video is only an overview, but it’s enough to whet my appetite about revisiting my old My SQL programs and seeing how difficult they are to convert to the other formats. It also gets me thinking about investigating free accounts in the cloud for any databases I write.

I’d love to hear what you think about these videos. Do you find them as entertaining and informative as I do?

(Credit to the video for the screenshot used above)

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