[BAWD #78] Learn SQL and the Story of Heroku
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If you’ve been working on the web for years, you should remember how Heroku made it easy for developers to deploy applications to the cloud. Lee wrote an insightful piece on why Heroku became so popular and what we can learn from their incredible and evolving developer experience.
Are you a student who is new to open source or just starting your maintainer journey? Then, GitHub Global Campus Community Exchange can help you make your first contribution or grow your project.
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You should check out this series of interactive lessons and exercises designed to help you learn SQL right in your browser.
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“If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.” –Barrack Obama
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