A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
In This Episode
Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast we talk to developer James Kovacs about his PowerShell build tool, psake.
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- Cool post from the PowerShell team talking about the newÂ Remote Desktop Services provider in 2008 R2
- TheÂ Group Policy Health cmdlet is now free!
- PSVIC is a new project on Google Code. Aims to be a replacement for VMware's VI Console, but done with PowerShell.
- PowerShell Virtual User Group meeting Jan 29th at noon EST
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James Kovacs is an independent architect, developer, trainer, and jack-of-all-trades specializing in agile development using the .NET Framework. He is passionate about helping developers create flexible software using test-driven development (TDD), unit testing, object-relational mapping, dependency injection, refactoring, continuous integration, and related techniques. He assists clients in building smart clients, web applications, web services, and even full-fledged servers using the .NET Framework and Microsoft server technologies.
You can listen to him and his fellow plumbers, John and Bil on their podcast, Plumbers at Work - http://www.plumbersatwork.com - which is syndicated by MSDN Canada Community Radio. He is a frequent speaker at user groups and events. He published an article on memory leaks in managed code in MSDN Magazine (http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/01/ManagedLeaks/default.aspx).
James is a Microsoft MVP - Solutions Architect and card-carrying member of ALT.NET - a group of software professionals continually looking for more effective ways to develop applications.. He holds a variety of designations, including MCP, MCAD, MCSD, and MCT. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto and his Masters degree from Harvard University.
- stevenmurawski: ##how does psake differ from tools like Nant and MSBuild?
- stevenmurawski: ##Do you think there is an advantage to using psake over Nant and MSBuild?
- stevenmurawski: ##MSBuild and Nant have a number of tasks (included and community provided), is there a task library for psake under development, or do we have to start from scratch?
- stevenmurawski: ##if you are calling MSBuild from psake, aren't you adding a layer of complexity to your build process?
- ebgreen: ##So something like a DSL for builds?
- ## what in your background makes you concerned with the pains of deploying apps in the enterprise?
- Exclusive tip from Bruce Payette:Â Out-Default wrapper / URL launcher
- Two part tutorial on the switch statement
- Introduction to the new Group Policy cmdlets in Windows 7 - creating a new GPO
- Antoine H, the author of PoshBoard and blogger at devinfra-us, has put up a getting started guide for PoshBoard.
- //o// did a blog post a while back about a couple of TechNet webcasts about PowerShell
- Don Jones talks about developing an inventory tool in PowerShell in the February issue of Technet Magazine
- Lee Holmes has put up aÂ tutorial for using P/Invokes in PowerShell
- This one pops on the forums about once a week...Get-Content stripping off the line breaks on a text file as it serializes the content into an array of strings.... Anyways you get the idea examples:Will normally bite you when trying to format something for an external applications, or when parsing logs.work-around is usually either a here-string or adding the line breaks back in.~Glenn