May 25, 2021

What The Shell?!

What The Shell?!

So it turns out there's more to Shell than Powershell and Bash! 😱 Amy Tom chats with Michael Nitschinger, a Software Architect at Couchbase, and Jonathan D. Turner (AKA JT), the Co-Creator of NuShell, about Shell scripting, how to explore data interactiv...


So it turns out there's more to Shell than Powershell and Bash! 😱 Amy Tom chats with Michael Nitschinger, a Software Architect at Couchbase, and Jonathan D. Turner (AKA JT), the Co-Creator of NuShell, about Shell scripting, how to explore data interactively, and how to modify data records. Amy finds out the use cases of Shell scripting databases including editing sensitive data records and more. ✨

In this episode, Amy, Michael, and JT get into:

  • What's the deal with NuShell? JT explains he co-created NuShell to be a FUN way to use Shell 🥳 (02:43)
  • How easy is NuShell - a scripting language - to learn and why would you learn it as opposed to sticking with Bash or Powershell scripting? JT says it's got Typescript flavor with command help and less bullshit (not a direct quote 😂 ) (07:45)
  • Using Shell scripting to modify your database workflows, such as looking at the health of your indexes or importing/exporting data ↕️ (16:03)
  • Michael says, "with more flexibility comes potentially more complexity" They chat about the different challenges between building a full-blown rest APIs vs a simple data export 💪 (19:56)
  • How do you determine what kind of query you're going to run on your database? Michael talks about all the different ways to query a database, and Amy asks a million questions about querying (23:55)
  • Why is Couchbase integrated with NuShell and not Powershell or Bash? 🤨 (33:49)
  • What else are people using NuShell for? (37:53)

Follow Michael & JT:

  • You can follow Michael on Twitter @daschl
  • You can follow JT on Twitter @jntrnr

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