Python has great exception-handling with nice traceback messages that can help debug issues with your code. Here’s an example of a typical traceback message: I usually read these from the bottom-up to zero-in on the issue. Here I can see that my program is trying to pop the last item off a list called parsed_line,Continue reading “More Comprehensive Tracebacks in Python”
jello works similarly to jq but uses the python interpreter, so you can iterate with loops, comprehensions, variables, expressions, etc. just like you would in a full-fledged python script.
jtbl is simple and elegant. It just takes in piped JSON or JSON Lines data and prints a table. There’s only one option to turn on column truncation vs. wrapping columns if the terminal width is too narrow to display the complete table. It ‘does the right thing’.
Fun at the command line plotting JSON values at the terminal with jc, jq, and jp.
As we begin a new decade I thought it would be cool to see how the tools of the trade for pre-sales Systems Engineers in the network security field have changed and which tools the SE’s SE will need to be proficient with in 2020.
Do One Thing Well The Unix philosophy of using compact expert tools that do one thing well and pipelining them together to manipulate data is a great idea and has worked well for the past few decades. This philosophy was outlined in the 1978 Foreward to the Bell System Technical Journal describing the UNIX Time-SharingContinue reading “Bringing the Unix Philosophy to the 21st Century”