Config Management Camp 2024 Ghent

Bash shouldn't be bashed.
2024-02-06, 14:50–15:40, D.Aud

Bash is cool. Bash is great. Bash is amazing. Bash is like superglue. Bash is fantastic. Bash is awesome.

-- a Bash fan

With the rise of DevOps and multidisciplinary teams, discussions about tools are lurking to happen at any moment. Especially when tying different steps within a CI/CD pipeline together, there is a lot to argue about. If you’ve seen the CNCF Cloud Native Landscape, you know what I mean.

For obvious reasons, one of the few tools that’s not part of the discussion, is the use of Linux as a generic workhorse. Most distributions are shipped with Bash out of the box, which is in my humble opinion the ultimate tool for a huge variety of automation tasks. Based on a couple of use cases and code examples, we’ll be exploring why Bash is (still) underrated and shouldn't be bashed! Please don't piss off the demo gods.

Marcel Kornegoor obtained his Master of Arts degree in Sound and Music Technology back in 2008 and has been a (huge) nerd for most of his life, but will probably deny it when confronted. Nowadays, he works as director of training at the Dutch open source and Linux specialist AT Computing. Being a technology-addict for around 20 years, Marcel provides training courses, talks and writes about cloud technology, DevOps, and other IT and open source related subjects that concern him. Most recently, he started to explore the world of yak shaving.