This episode features PowerShell MVP, author, and scripting guru Jeff Hicks as a guest co-host and an excellent, information pack interview with PowerShell Quality Expert James Brundage.
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James, tell us a bit about yourself, where you come from and how you ended up on the PowerShell team?
What is a typical day like for you?
I see you part of a PowerShell script club. Â How is that working out? What can you tell us about it?
Being involved with testing and QA there must be times when you get to be a thorn in the sides of Jeffrey Snover, Bruce Payette and the rest. Â Deep down, secretly, doesn't that feel good? Â But seriously, what is it like to work with them?
I know you've developed a lot of testing tools for PowerShell, you've even shown them to me. Any chance some of them will be released to the community?
Do you have any performance or benchmarking scripts that you can publish?
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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.