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What are fundamentals skills for database development?

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Entry-Level Software Engineer at Allianz Technologya month ago

Hello Taro Community,

I've had the first onboarding weeks at my company. My department stack is Angular-Frontend, Java-Backend and Oracle/PostgreSQL databases. While they want me to dip my toe in everything, right now the priority is learning the database section first because the engineer responsible for the database will leave in June.

I've never done database development, and the engineer that is supposed to teach me, can't articulate a curriculum for me and is on vacation 50% of the time until they leave in June. What topics do I have to know to have a good grasp on database development? What courses can you recommend? How can I guide the person to teach me what's necessary?

Thanks everyone



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    Founding ML Engineer @ Lancey (YC S22)
    a month ago

    Hi OP, can you share a bit about your background in database and what exactly you're looking to learn? Are you referring to learning more about querying data from DBs aka being a SQL expert, or designing/architecting DB schemas for your team? or maybe connecting/creating data pipelines from the DB to your software?

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      Entry-Level Software Engineer [OP]
      Allianz Technology
      a month ago

      I have no knowledge of databases, and I am starting from scratch. I would like to know everything, so I will have a better understanding of databases. My team tells me they want me to program scripts in the database and connect the data from tables to an outside application.