The Console is fashionable again.
Console apps are not going away and they are becoming less of a shame. Well, that is not entirely true. They are not shameful if you are not stealing from your client writing argument parsing code.
Want to feel good with yourself and have peace of mind while writing those useful console apps? I will shamelessly plug a series of posts in my personal blog that can help you decide.
I would love to host the whole series in my company’s blog, but reformatting all the source code to make WordPress happy and readers not scream would take me longer that I want to spend.