SQL has also been termed a clay elephant that is cumbersome and extremely unstable. Reddit is filled with comments like “SQL is crap”, but before jumping to such assumptions, one must understand what went wrong with this domain-specific, widely acclaimed language.
SQL was developed almost half a century ago with a goal to empower non-programmers to excel at relational database management systems. As a result, it has been regarded as one of the most favourable languages for database management. In a 2020 Stack Overflow Developer, SurveySQL emerged as the third most commonly used language by professional developers and hobby coders alike.