language choice and systems administration
May 25, 2010
This is a note to all companies or projects or people considering working on some sort of systems administration tool or platform or interface.
These companies use python for an OVERWHELMING number of items in their sysadmin/build/deploy/maintenance tooling. A massive amount of their code is already in python. They can work with it, you can import their modules, and you don’t have to yet another frelling language installed just to maintain your systems.
So when confronted with a choice of a language don’t think about it anymore than python.