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Get Ready for Development

To unlock the magic of Looker, data experts at each organization describe their data in a lightweight modeling language called LookML. LookML tells Looker how to query data, so everyone in the organization can create reports and dashboards without needing to understand the behind-the-scenes details. This page outlines the documentation on preparing to write LookML.

Get Ready for Development
Applies to 6.16+

Development Basics

The following pages help you understand the basics of developing in Looker:

SQL in Looker

The following pages help you understand how to use SQL with Looker:

Creating and Editing Projects

The following pages help you understand how to create and edit projects with Looker:

Git and Version Control

The following pages help you understand how to set up and configure version control for Looker developers:

Setting Up a Database Connection

The following pages help you understand how to connect to a database that can be used for LookML modeling:

Looker Marketplace

Using the Looker Marketplace — Use the Looker Marketplace to install, deploy, and manage pre-built Looker applications, models, Looker-managed databases for popular data sources, and visualization types.

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