Episode 48 - Lee Holmes

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Today on the PowerScripting Podcast we interview Lee Holmes, author of Windows PowerShell Cookbook and developer on the PowerShell team.  And as usual we've also got news, tips, resources and more.

News

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Interview

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We had a great interview with Lee Holmes, be sure to listen. You can find his blog at leeholmes.com/blog, and also check out his books!

Resources

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Challenge / Book Giveaway

  • If you'd like to win a copy of one of Lee Holmes books, simply leave us feedback on iTunes, Podcast Alley, or on your own blog. We have four books to giveaway! Send an email to feedback@powerscripting.net letting us know where to see your review.
  • Don't forget our challenge from two shows ago.  If you submit a solution, we'll feature it on the show and the website, and you'll get a little something for your trouble.  🙂  Here is the email from Dale which we forgot to put in last week's show notes:

"While trying to find a solution to a problem that popped up at work, I stumbled upon an open-source dotnet object-oriented database called Db4o.  It is intended to be used as an embedded database in programs where some persistent storage is needed, but instead of storing data in related tables, it stores objects.

I've tried to access the functions via reflection, but I am just learning Powershell and I don't know if this is the right technique.  I haven't gotten very far.

I was wondering if you or someone else who listens to the show could take a look at it, and see if it can be useful as an object store in powershell scripts."

About the Author

Jonathan Walz

Since March 2007, Jonathan Walz has been the co-host and technical brains for the PowerScripting Podcast. Conceived as a radio show for the PowerShell community, the podcast is the longest-lived PowerShell show in existence, and has featured dozens of weekly guests.