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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

Development basics

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

SQL in Looker

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

Creating and editing projects

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

Git and version control

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

Setting up a database connection

The following documentation 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.