Seat Belts and Airbags for bash
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This presentation will focus on the underutilized features of bash that are critical to building production quality scripts. Demos will show you how to turn on options and error trapping that expose the hidden time bombs in the code.
Turning these features on should be considered a requirement, much like turning on “strict” and “warnings” is considered a requirement for Perl programs.
Also, as much of the bash syntax has become outdated, the presentation will explain which syntax is best to use and which syntax to avoid.
Knowledge of any of the common UNIX scripting languages will be sufficient to understand the presentation and script authors at all proficiency levels should find value in attending. Although the
presentation does not address differences between Korn shell and bash, much of what will be discussed also applies to Korn shell. Live Q&A at end of sesison.
Michael has been working in IT since 1989 when he switched from programming automotive embedded systems. Since that time he has been involved in projects related to moving mainframe applications to UNIX and Linux using open-source technologies. Michael is the lead author of the open source library that allows socket code originally developed on the mainframe to be recompiled on Linux: http://code.google.com/p/ezasoket/
Recently Michael is work on various projects from Groovy/Grails to development of iPhone/Blackberry/Android applications for business.
In 2009 Michael and his wife Lanna moved their consulting business from Chicago to Atlanta.
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