How to get database work from company?
I have 2 years experience, and I am on my second job,
Anon - It will only be a negative if you see yourself looking at positions that require database experience. I believe you should expand your knowledge base as much as possible. However...
You can always come up with a database project to work on at home with free tools like MySQL (a CD database, weblog software, whatever). Then once you think you're comfortable with it, suggest a small project to your boss to use your newfound skills (like an issue tracking database).
a different anon
A lot of people here are fans of Philip Greenspun, author of one of the nicest Web authoring books out there. He has written it to suggest and implement many fun examples of database-backed websites. Maybe you can take some of those ideas and try to build your own databased backed website using one of the popular web toolkits on the market (PHP, ASP, .Net, mod_Perl). You'll need more books though for the specifics, but this is a good book to help you start thinking about SQL and database backed business logic without getting all nervous.
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