RE: Missing the bloody point

RE: Missing the bloody point

Embrace the new tools that are coming. Don’t be afraid of the Big Bad Command Line™. Don’t become optimized for the fading past. Don’t get stuck.

Okay, it’s scary. It literally is a black box (although Apple made it white). There’s no “undo” on the CLI. Things might break. And it’s that fear that’s holding you back.

Typing in two sentences on the command line isn’t rocket science. If you can admit that, you can let go of your fear. Maybe you’ll even get to understand what you’re typing in after a while. Experiment, it is after all the thing we’ve been doing for the past 10 years.

If you don’t become a CLI guru (neither am I) I won’t hold any grudge, but at least be open to it. It’ll take time, but you’ll win back that time in the long run.

Adapt or fly. Be responsive. Just like our websites.

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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  1. I just stopped listening to Andy Clarke, it’s tiring to hear the same opinion over and over again. The CLI is not that hard at all, and it can help you tremendously to speed up your web development. Agree with your post.

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