re: Don't Use Bash for Scripting (All the Time) VIEW POST

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re: Thanks for your input. Since you're just obviously misreading intentionally I'm signing this discussion off with a notice that opinionated blog pos...
  1. Opinionated articles should have subjective title.
  2. The content of article is strictly not opinionated as there are no words (about bash) like:

Introductory Words and Phrases:
I think
I believe
I feel
In my opinion
My favorite
The best
I strongly believe
From my point of view
It’s my belief
Based on what I know
I am convinced
Speaking for myself
I know you will have to
agree that
I am confident that

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First/second/third
First of all
Next
After that
Additionally
Equally important
Consequently
Besides
Further/furthermore
Clearly
Obviously
In addition
For all these reasons
Finally
In conclusion

Opinion Clues:
Always/Never
Awful/Wonderful
Beautiful/Ugly
Better/Best/Worst
Delicious/Disgusting
Definitely
Enjoyable/Horrible
Favorite
For/Against
Good/Bad
Inferior/Superior
Oppose/Support
Terrible
Unfair
Worthwhile

Why I don't like this post, scenario: I will have some junior/mid devs at work who will write cli scripts in js instead of bash saying that js:

  1. is easier
  2. have no limits
  3. is more readable
  4. have modules etc.
  5. bash is hard to learn
  6. bash is only for repeating command in cli

When I will ask them from where they have this information, they will point this article/post (as this is not a discussion neither opinionated content about bash)
After that there will be a big conversation why we cannot use that, why we don't have node on server (to run this little script of them which should be written in bash), after that chat with manager to explain everything and half of my day will disappear.

This is a facts. Fact when 'so called' opinionated articles/post around internet making discussion with junior/mid devs at work hell.

Sharing knowledge of using js and other language in cli is amazing Mate.
Saying that bash is shit and saying to young devs that they should move to 'more advance/better/more readable' like js is more than evil.

Your scenario highlights a work culture where junior dev skills are fundamentally underestimated and undervalued. If you get kicks from lecturing to people, then show us a better example and write a post here why (in your opinion) Bash should be used for scripting. After all, DEV is a free platform.

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