Episode 49 - Susan Bradley the SBS Diva

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Today on the PowerScripting Podcast we interview Susan Bradley, SBS MVP. We also bring you lots of new, tips and resources.

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Interview

Resources

What can you really do with PowerShell?  With Admin Script Editor the question becomes what can't you do with PowerShell?  Besides all the advanced code generating tools this is the only tool offering a true PowerShell Forms Designer.  To illustrate what can be done the guys at iTripoli created a full-featured MP3/Podcast player written entirely in PowerShell and delivered as a single script.  Check it out at adminscripteditor.com/player.
Tips
  • Listener Steven wanted us to highlight how to build functions which can be used in a pipeline. Hal wrote a script a while ago called Select-Alive which serves as a good example.
  • Hal's bud Marcus thought 'find /i "stuff" *.*' was easy until he learned more about select-string
  • Hal posted a script for creating RSS feeds from PowerShell
Challenge / Book Giveaway

  • We still have a couple of books left.  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.
  • Time for the PowerShell Challenge update on db4o.

 

"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."

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We had a great show with Susan Bradley.  Go check her out at sbsdiva.com.
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.