Large Scale System Administration

This talk was given to the Akron Linux Users group in Fall 2009.

A brief tour of the Python programming language followed by a use-case detailing how we at AG Interactive are using Python to manage a complex Linux deployment of a large search engine. I will introduce some examples of how Python can be used to replace shell scripting and examine why one would choose a programming language like Python over shell scripting. The talk is geared towards people with an intermediate level of Linux experience and a casual knowledge of any programming language.

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