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The Best SQL Blogs to Follow

Updated on: May 15, 2024

In this article, you’ll find a list of the best SQL blogs and why they’re worth checking out.

SQL (short for Structured Query Language) has been around since the 1970s. It’s still a wildly popular coding language. It is based on the idea that data can be structured and built through relations. If you’re familiar with SQL, you’ve likely heard the term “relational database.” This means that the tables of the database have pre-defined relationships between them: One field in one table will match another field in another table.

It was a revolutionary concept for the time, but why does it still matter?

SQL matters because it is still widely used. For those who know how to write it, career opportunities seem almost endless. It’s fast, easy to learn, and pretty user friendly. SQL is used by some of the largest and well-known companies such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Dell. It’s not just large corporations that use it, though. Many smaller companies use  relational databases to store their data. There are even products that make moving data to a SQL database as easy as a few clicks.

For a more in-depth look into what SQL is and how it’s used, take our SQL Basics Course. It includes 129 interactive exercises and is a great place to gain a solid foundation in this powerful query language. In this article, though, we’re going to share some of our top picks for SQL blogs. If you’re looking to deepen your knowledge of SQL, read on!

Top 10 SQL Blogs

Because SQL is so widely used, there are many great online resources – so many that it can be difficult to sift through them all! That’s why we’ve done the heavy lifting and compiled a list of the best SQL blogs below. Here you’ll find a well-rounded list of blogs, news articles, and even video content. No matter your skill level or background, we’ve made sure to include something for everyone.

1. Blog

Best SQL Blogs to Follow

Congratulations! You’re well ahead of the pack if you’re reading this article. The LearnSQL Blog contains many articles geared towards beginners as well as intermediate and advanced SQL  users.

This blog is updated multiple times each month with new content. It not only focuses on learning SQL, but it also contains interviews with professionals and articles about career development.

You should also check our site’s SQL Cookbook. It is a collection of brilliant answers to very practical and real problems. Just copy the SQL query, modify it, and use it in your project.

2.   Oracle SQL Blog

Why not go back to where it all started and learn from the company who created one of the earliest versions of SQL? This blog has hundreds of educational articles on how to write SQL queries.

It also includes sections about optimizing queries, Big Data, and data warehousing. If you’re looking for practice exercises, they offer a “dev gym” that allows you to give your brain a workout with practice problems and quizzes.

3.   Medium

Best SQL Blogs to Follow

Medium is known for its vast array of articles across all technology domains. Here you can find many different authors writing about many different topics. You can search by specific keywords or by related topics in this SQL blog. You can even set up an account and log in to find a personalized feed of articles for the topics you visit most. This is a great site for people who are looking for a mix of technical and career content.


If you’ve ever searched for a specific SQL question, you’ve most likely come across W3Schools. It offers tutorials for all kinds of SQL functions. You can even practice by running code directly from the website or taking a SQL quiz.

This site lets you set up an account, which allows you to track your progress as you learn. Also, SQL is not the only programming language covered. You’ll also find many others, such as Python, JavaScript, and HTML. No matter your skill level, this site has something to teach you.

5.   Tina Huang

Tired of reading? There are also plenty of SQL resources on YouTube. Tina Huang is a data scientist and technology content creator. Her channel includes videos on many data and tech topics, including the best way to learn to code. Even if you’re not looking to become a data scientist, she talks a lot about productivity and careers. This is a great resource for anyone in data analytics.

6.   Chandoo

Another great YouTube resource is Chandoo. His channel is geared towards those who are looking for content around data analytics, Excel, and Power BI. Some of his most popular videos focus on key data analysis skills, the skills you should be focusing on in 2023, and the difference between databases, data warehouses, and data lakes. This is another great resource for anyone looking for a mix of both hard and soft skills.

Want more videos? Check out our article on The Best YouTube Channels for Learning SQL.

7.   Essential SQL

Another great choice is the Essential SQL blog. Here you’ll find many different educational posts about various SQL functions. They also have a section called “SQL recipes” which give you the syntax needed to solve specific problems (like avoiding division by zero and finding medians).

One of our favorite things about this SQL blog is their puzzles, which are a little more fun than your normal practice problems. While this blog is simple enough for a beginner to understand, some of their topics range to more advanced functions.

8.   SQL Server Central

SQL Server Central contains articles, editorials, blogs, and even forums all relating (pun intended!) to SQL. They even have a section where you’ll find scripts you can copy for your own use. For example, you can find a script that will convert the data from an excel workbook to a SQL query so you can drop the data into a database. This content is great for people looking for real life solutions for common workplace problems.

Best SQL Blogs to Follow

9.   Google News

Looking for the most up-to-date articles on SQL? Even Google News has a topic dedicated to all things SQL. They’ve compiled the most relevant and recent SQL blogs and articles from across the web. You can get your weather and local news and stay up to date on all things tech in one place.

10.   SQL Shack

Rounding out the top 10 SQL blogs, we have SQL Shack. While their articles aren’t searchable, they have a categorical index where you can find topics such as database design, performance tuning, and professional development.

One of the reasons we chose this blog is because they have resources to help you practice common SQL interview questions. This is a major help in preparing for your next job interview.

11.   Reddit

Reddit's really taking off as the place to be if you want to dive deep into pretty much any topic you can think of. From hobbies and science to the latest in tech, it’s got a spot for everyone. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love chatting about their favorite subjects with people who are just as passionate?

If SQL is your thing,or you’re thinking it might be,then you definitely need to check out r/SQL and r/learnSQL. These subreddits are like gold mines of information and support for folks at any stage of their SQL learning process.

Over in r/SQL, there are more than 100,000 members buzzing around, ready to drop some knowledge, tackle your queries, or just talk shop about SQL. It doesn’t matter if you’re starting out or you’ve been at it for years, you’ll find something valuable there. It’s a cool place to learn new tricks, get solid advice, or just keep up with what’s hot in the SQL world.

Best SQL Blogs to Follow

Then there's r/learnSQL, which is super welcoming for newbies. With over 50,000 members, it’s packed with beginners and seasoned pros alike. It’s a great community where you can ask all the "dumb questions" you want (spoiler: there really aren’t any dumb questions), swap useful resources, and pick up tips from people who’ve been in your shoes. Known for its friendly vibe, r/learnSQL is the place to be if you are SQL beginner.

12.   SQL Insights With on Linkedin

Last but definitely not least, we’re super excited to tell you about something we’re really proud of: our SQL Insights with newsletter, over on LinkedIn. This one's a must for anyone who’s deep into SQL, whether you're just starting your journey or you're the go-to pro in your office.

Each issue of the newsletter is stuffed with all sorts of goodies: insightful articles that dig deep, nifty tips to sharpen your skills, and the best practices that come straight from SQL pros who've been there and done that. We cover everything from fine-tuning your queries and designing efficient databases to tackling real-world problems that SQL experts face every day.

If you’re looking to expand your SQL knowledge, grab some fresh perspectives, and connect with a community that gets just as geeked out about data as you do - hitting that subscribe button on our newsletter on LinkedIn is the way to go.

Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this. Subscribe today and be part of a community that’s as enthusiastic about SQL as you are!

Keep Learning SQL!

There you have it – a list of the most popular SQL blogs and why we’ve chosen them. As Conrad Hall once said, “You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.”

With that in mind, these resources are all great compliments to the many courses and tracks we offer here at For example, our SQL from A to Z track includes 7 interactive courses and an estimated 84 coding challenges. It will move your SQL education from absolute beginner to advanced user. Keep moving forward in your journey to becoming a SQL expert!