Episode 200 - Doug Finke talks about his new book Windows PowerShell for Developers

A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Doug Finke about his new book, Windows PowerShell for Developers!







Guests - Doug Finke, MVP and author



The Question -

Mission to Mars: the LUA scripting language


Chatroom Banter


JHofferle: ## How difficult was it writing a book that was released around the same time as PS v3?

brwilkinson: # Why would/should a SysAdmin buy your book? : )

JHofferle: ## Is the target audience for your book Developers, or admins with a developer background?

FishTender27: ## I may have missed it as I was AWK.  Is the book meant to be used and compliment specific development language or is it geared toward writing tools directly in Powershell?

Graythang: ##how much coverage does the book provide for excel use (i have to kick out metrics every month, I'd LOVE to automate it)

Graythang: ## does it cover creating pivot tables with graphs?

JHofferle: ## Have you considered writing about laying a GUI over PowerShell a la Server Manager 2012? This is something the PowerShell team has said they haven't dived into.

AaronHoover: ## for sysadmins - +/- for JSON and XML?

JHofferle: ## What best practices do you see changing for v3?

Vern_Anderson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munge

JHofferle: XML has it's place, but JSON strikes me as the web's version of a PowerShell custom object.



If you would like to win a copy of Doug’s new book, Windows PowerShell for Developers, all you have to do is to send an email to feedback@powerscripting.net with your name and address, and your preference for physical or ebook. We will pick one winner and announce it on the next show. Deadline is September 13th!

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.