February 2013 Archives

Give your application a shell (and never write any ad-hoc scripts again)

As developers, we sometimes have to help operations going smoothly by fiddling with the data "by hand" because there's no GUI to allow people doing some rare and obscure things. One common way of doing it is by connecting to the DB and writing some SQL. But often, accessing your database is not enough, because you need your application code to be run.

And for that, you need a shell.

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user-pic I'm a Perl programmer and I blog about Perl and other stuff.