Totally misleading article
Apr 10, 2017
10:13 AM EDT
|The two most used programming languages by DevOps are in my experience still Shell-scripting and Perl. 'C' on the other hand is rarely used.
The term DevOps itself is nothing but a fancy new name for Sysadmins, coding/scripting tasks have always been part of the tasks of a Sysadmin.
Apr 10, 2017
11:40 AM EDT
Quoting:coding/scripting tasks have always been part of the tasks of a Sysadminagreed, however i feel that it was also always considered a second-class skill for sysadmins, at least as far as the perception from the outside goes: "sysadmins are not programmers". i do feel that the term devops helped align expectations with reality.
besides shell and perl, python and ruby are strong too. (all our devops code is in python), and if i catch anyone using C for sysadmin tasks in my company, they'll have a hell of explaining to do to justify that.
the most unusual language i have seen used for devops is php...
Apr 22, 2017
4:58 PM EDT
|I see more demand for python than PERL these days. If you really want a devops position (which is really sysadmin + a bit more coding experience) I'd recommend learning both really, really well.|
Apr 23, 2017
3:14 AM EDT
|I have to agree with caitlyn on the python point. For me the python library support is outstanding and I have basically gone with python and bash as the two primary languages for "DevOps" purposes.
I loved Ruby as an elegant language, but Ruby just didn't keep up with the library side of things.
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