SQLCourse has been around for sometime. With Microsoft’s DreamSpark, students can download SQL Server to build databases and to learn how to retrieve data by performing queries (basically asking the database for specific data). SQLCourse gives you step by step instructions on how to run these queries.
There I was worried about IBM buying Sun and wham! Oracle bought them at roughly $10 per share. When several companies have bought out other companies, usually the first to go is the freebies (these cost money – programmers – analyst – hosting, etc.). Hopefully some of these projects will remain behind. The rules for software always changes when one company buys out another.