[Noisebridge-discuss] request for help

Rob M veryprofessionalguy at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 18:06:29 UTC 2016


Both PostgreSQL and MySQL are for software developers.  It would be
really sad to see your potential future company handling it's healthcare
problems by having employees running commands directly against a
database server, though this scenario might help explain the problems
with our healthcare industry. 

I recommend you not install anything at all, and just go to try sql from
codeschool.  It's a free course, and provides you the basic
understanding they apparently 'need' you to have. 
https://www.codeschool.com/courses/try-sql

You'll be able to type in SQL queries and be told whether your command
solved an SQL challenge. 

If you're a developer, SQLite is an exciting choice because there's
virtually no overhead to installing it. 

http://www.tutorialspoint.com/sqlite/sqlite_installation.htm

On 02/02/2016 09:47 AM, Jeffrey Carl Faden wrote:
> I would also suggest that you try something other than MySQL, though, as it has fallen out of favor. I don’t think SQLite is adequate, as you should feel familiar with connecting to a database server, which SQLite does not provide.
>
> PostgreSQL is a better option and is gaining in popularity.
> http://www.enterprisedb.com/products-services-training/pgdownload#osx
>
> All three options can be interacted with using plain SQL, although there are some specific commands that vary between them.
>
> Jeffrey
>
>> On Feb 2, 2016, at 9:44 AM, Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Rebecca,
>>
>> One of the easiest ways to install MySQL is to get it from the source:
>> https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/
>> Get MySQL Commmunity Server for 10.10, DMG archive.
>>
>> Another way to get it is to install MAMP.
>> https://www.mamp.info/en/
>> It sets up Apache, MySQL, and PHP on your machine. 
>>
>> Jeffrey
>>
>>> On Feb 2, 2016, at 9:35 AM, Rebecca Suval <risuval at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>>  I am writing wondering if anyone would be willing to help me figure
>>> out how to get MySQL on my Macbook. I am not very technical and
>>> haven't had the best luck figuring this out on my own.
>>>
>>> I currently work in healthcare EHR systems. A position that I
>>> recently applied for is requesting that I know basic SQL for
>>> healthcare reporting purposes. This is the reason that I would like
>>> the application on my computer.
>>>
>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>> Rebecca Suval
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