Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches

English | ISBN: 1617295094 | 2017 | 352 Pages | PDF | 14 MB


English | ISBN: 1617295094 | 2017 | 352 Pages | PDF | 14 MB
Summary
Discover how scripting is different from command-line PowerShell, as you explore concrete hands-on examples in this handy guide. The book includes and expands on many of the techniques presented in Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
About the Technology
Automate it! With Microsoft’s PowerShell language, you can write scripts to control nearly every aspect of Windows. Just master a few straightforward scripting skills, and you’ll be able to eliminate repetitive manual tasks, create custom reusable tools, and build effective pipelines and workflows. Once you start scripting in PowerShell, you’ll be amazed at how many opportunities you’ll find to save time and effort.
About the Book
Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches teaches you how to expand your command-line PowerShell skills into effective scripts and tools. In 27 bite-size lessons, you’ll discover instantly useful techniques for writing efficient code, finding and squashing bugs, organizing your scripts into libraries, and much more. Advanced scripters will even learn to access the .NET Framework, store data long term, and create nice user interfaces.
What’s Inside
Designing functions and scripts
Effective pipeline usage
Dealing with errors and bugs
Professional-grade scripting practices
About the Reader
Written for devs and IT pros comfortable with PowerShell and Windows.
About the Authors
Don Jones is a PowerShell MVP, speaker, and trainer who has written dozens of books on information technology topics. Jeffery Hicks is a PowerShell MVP and an independent consultant, trainer, and author. Don and Jeff coauthored Manning’s Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches, and PowerShell in Depth.
Table of Contents
PART 1 – INTRODUCTION TO SCRIPTING
Before you begin
Setting up your scripting environment
WWPD: what would PowerShell do?
Review: parameter binding and the PowerShell pipeline
Scripting language crash course
The many forms of scripting (and which to use)
Scripts and security
PART 2 – BUILDING A POWERSHELL SCRIPT
Always design first
Avoiding bugs: start with a command
Building a basic function and script module
Going advanced with your function
Objects: the best kind of output
Using all the pipelines
Simple help: making a comment
Dealing with errors
Filling out a manifest
PART 3 – GROWN-UP SCRIPTING
Changing your brain when it comes to scripting
Professional-grade scripting
An introduction to source control with git
Pestering your script
Signing your script
Publishing your script
PART 4 – ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
Squashing bugs
Making script output prettier
Wrapping up the .NET Framework
Storing data-not in Excel!
Never the end

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