Re: OT: what scripting language to learn?
s. keeling wrote:
Ron Johnson <email@example.com>:
On 04/11/08 13:47, Daniel Mahoney wrote:
Damon L. Chesser wrote:
I keep coming up against a wall "Solid scripting experience required"
in my job search (for Linux sys admin). IYHO, what would be the one
scripting language to learn?
Though I find Python to be clearer and easier to write, Perl would
probably be a good choice. There are a lot more tools out there written
in Perl than those written in Python.
Python certainly is more rational, but what the ad means is "solid
shell (which implies sed & awk) and Perl experience required".
Not a given. When employers are posting ads demanding "Solid
Computing Skills; must have used MS Office!", wtfd "Solid scripting"
If you've no scripting exp., you may have a problem. In my
experience, "Solid scripting" means "Oh, you know what shell scripts
And this is at some very big corps. "sed? awk? What are those?"
Now that is encouraging! I can learn the basics of shell scripts
(indeed, can read most of them, just can't wright them myself) pretty