A Question of Code

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Summary

What's better; CLI or GUI? (spoilers: it depends...)

Show Notes

What is a CLI, and what is a GUI? What are the key differences? And why would you choose one over the other? Are there tasks that cannot be accomplished in the command line?

The command line has a steep perceived learning curve, so is it worth the time-investment to learn properly? And is there any benefit to switching to a non-standard shell or terminal application? What are "bash" and "zsh"? Find out all this and more in this week's favorable instalment of A Question of Code.

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What is A Question of Code?

A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.

Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?