Working with JSON in Various Shells

In this article I give a quick snapshot of what it’s like to work with JSON in various traditional and next generation shells. Traditional shells like Bash and Windows Command Prompt (cmd.exe) don’t have built-in JSON support and require 3rd party utilities. Newer shells like NGS, Nushell, Oil, Elvish, Murex, and PowerShell have JSON serialization/deserialization and filtering capabilities built-in for a cleaner experience.

Easily Convert git log Output to JSON

There are lots of people interested in converting their git logs into beautiful JSON or JSON Lines for archive and analytics. It seems like it should be easy enough, but it is deceptively more complicated than it needs to be. When I got a feature request for jc to support git log output, my firstContinue reading “Easily Convert git log Output to JSON”

More Comprehensive Tracebacks in Python

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”