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CCATP #789 — Bart Busschots on PBS #163 – jq: Lookups & Records

In this episode of Programming By Stealth, Bart Busschots as usual works through his solution to the challenge from last time, and as usual I learn a lot more about how to use jq to solve problems. He takes a bit of a detour to explain a fun email we got from Jill of Kent in which she explained the vast number of headaches you’ll run into when trying to alphabetize names no matter the language.

Then we buckle down and learn about how to make tradeoffs between speed and efficiency of resources, and how jq lookups can help us. Bart also helps us understand when lookups can help us with querying JSON files.

This episode is more of a lecture, which is fine because he’s introducing a new concept and explaining some philosophy. You won’t hear me breaking into the conversation very much but it’s only because I’m not confused! Don’t worry, when we get into the final example you’ll hear me get confused! Bart explains it about 3 or 4 times and when you hear why your co-host here was confused, it’s kind of ironic.

You can find Bart’s fabulous tutorial shownotes at pbs.bartificer.net.

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Read an unedited, auto-generated transcript with chapter marks: CCATP_2024_03_16

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