Re: Geeks have macs too
if you really think cmd.exe or powershell is anywhere near as powerful as bash, you're sadly ignorant or a fanboy.
Neither, really. I use what I can and have no qualms about pulling in whatever I need... within the confines of what I am allowed to. Likewise, no matter how robust the base tool set, I think most *NIX admins will likewise download and install 3rd party tools when they feel the need.
I understand that we approach this from different angles, but there are many instances in which the person working on a machine does not have the luxury of pulling whatever tools he or she prefers. In other words, using bash or another shell or tool set is not always allowed by policy.
But my point is, Windows comes with nothing to support development out of the box.
This is a gross exaggeration. Though I am happy to agree that the base UNIX command set is more powerful than what has been available to Windows admins, I have been able to accomplish plenty with baseline Windows tools, including automating process administration on *NIX boxes. I have not had enough experience with PowerShell to have an informed opinion (though this will change soon). I do know, however, that it is designed for handling Windows admin tasks. I doubt there will be much call to add this ability to bash or any other *NIX tool set, though I might be proved wrong.
I couldn't really care what anyone else uses, if you want to get offended and ignore what could possibly aid your job with comments about hammers and nails, that's up to you.
Please don't be so thin-skinned as to confuse humor (no matter how thin it might be) with offense. Obviously, you have different uses for whichever shell you use than I have had. I suspect if I did web development, I would use some version of Linux, but that is not my current gig. When I have had to manage *NIX systems in the past, I preferred to use bash. As I currently have to manage Windows systems, I use the Windows command line. My point is that you should use the right tools for the job. You seem to be saying that you have found the right tool and, lo, it is *NIX and its tools.