In This Episode
Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Doug Finke about his new book, Windows PowerShell for Developers!
PowerShell 3.0 is out for Win7 and Windows Server 2008!
A PowerShell Summit is in the works
There is a new #PowerCLI IRC channel
Guests - Doug Finke, MVP and author
The Question -
Mission to Mars: the LUA scripting language
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. Â 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?
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 Dougâ€™s new book, Windows PowerShell for Developers, all you have to do is to send an email to email@example.com 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!Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in