Lately I’ve been dropping a lot bash scripts on public forums and of course on work related projects. Many people came back to me asking why I chose bash. Python or perl would have been better! While I agree that both python and perl are a lot more expressive, I disagree that tools in general should be written just to accommodate the needs of a particular framework. Tools are tools and they have their lifetime just like everything else. So should we bother? [...]
Oh yes, we certainly do! And let me tell you something: they ain’t going to be quite the same thing as what we are used to.
Back in the days all you needed was a poxy, a dummy scanner/spider just to lift of your back some of the repetitive and boring things, and your brain. You are pretty much settled. Today, you need to do things beyond that. Web technologies are just starting to show their ugly face and we are here to see/experience them for the first time. [...]