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July 18, 2013, 13:56

Until that one grand unified thing comes along though you've got to work with what's out there. I'm a release engineer, so I have to know a wide variety of tools because you never know what you're going to encounter. I can write scripts in shell, sed, awk, perl, python, expect, dabble in C, and read & understand a couple more languages. That breadth of knowledge makes me very in demand. But I still keep cheat sheets & O'Reilly books on hand because I don't use them all every day, and sometimes it's hard to remember the exact specifics. It's kind of the opposite of the old saying "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." I have a well stocked toolbox that lets me solve problems with a tool that matches the problem space.

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