For a tool I only use very occasionally I find jq's syntax to be too unique with too steep of a learning curve. Every time I reach for it I have to spend a bunch of time reading the manual trying to think like it does.

I wish there was something for querying json that had more of a xpath or even a sql-like syntax, or GraphQL with the addition of wildcards.

anyone knows why the last release is 4 years ago? the tool is so popular that this kind of release cadence seems weird

Quite impressive sophistication level for such a 'small' utility.

Very inspiring read :)

Does anyone know of a visual representation of backtracking? Either video or images, I'm not fussed.
I wish jq had a spec.
w jq