May 30, 2016

Codd gave us the relational model[1], but SQL was the work of Chamberlin and Boyce in System R[2]. It looks pretty familiar to modern eyes! But I believe Oracle was commercialised sooner, and the rest is history.

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May 23, 2016

The original paper[0] on relational databases by Edgar Codd is quite accessible.

I also loved the MOOC by Prof. Jennifer Widom[1]