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

PowerScripting Podcast

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 [email protected] 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!

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