The Command Line Interface

The Command Line Interface

Getting To Know Your Computer Better via The Command Line Interface (CLI) aka Terminal Program on OSX

background: Years ago, when I was in graphic design, I was always in awe of and impressed by the young IT guy that would come in and set me up for various things on my Power Mac G4 while he typed commands in my computer's Terminal window. I would repeatedly say "I want to learn how to use the Terminal program. It's so cool and powerful!" Then some years later I started learning web development and was afforded the opportunity to learn how to use the Command Line. I haven't looked back since. I've had my share of using GUIs, and admittedly in some cases, like working with databases in backend development, a combination of GUI and Terminal works best for me. But I will always remain faithful to my CLI. It is extremely important to know in Full Stack Javascript, for example. It makes for more agile development in my opinion. Yes, there is a steeper learning curve than with GUIs, but as the saying goes, "Anything that's worth it is never easy!" So don't let anyone discourage you from learning Command Line because "it's so difficult to learn", if that is what you want to do. You will gain a much better understanding and control of your computer if you opt for that route!
approach: I believe in working collaboratively and closely with my clients, whether they are developers or not. Inter-Global Media Network inc.'s mission is to design, develop, and teach experiences that make people's lives simpler. Not only do my services entail building applications for clients but also providing them with a better understanding of the tools they depend on or want to learn. This relates to developers and non-developers alike.