I've been into the C family of programming languages for some time now, although I've never been very good with it. I read that database programmers made good money and never have trouble getting a job, I don't know if that's true, but I did read that. I started to read a book on SQL but the book didn't even mention where or in what environment I needed to type my SQL commands in. It jumped straight in with commands like SELECT, I didn't even have a database to play with at this point. I just started reading a book on PHP & MySQL. Apart from having MySQL installed, I don't know anything about it or SQL. SQL is typed into the MySQL program, am I understanding that right. I'M just a little confused and I need some direction. I do love computers but I don't have a degree and I really want to quite working in a dead end no heat or AC factory. Can someone please steer me in the right direction please. Thanks.