Episode 319 – PowerScripting Podcast – MVPs Don Jones and Adam Bertram on Pester

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, MVPs Don Jones and Adam Bertram on Pester


Slack Chatroom




Chatroom Highlights

<knuit> ## Adam, what sort of pipeline do you use for your deploys? Is it strictly code or handles the entire infrastructure stack?

<Vern_Anderson> don’t forget to ## in front of questions

<timhaintz> ## Is Pester scheduled? As in scheduled task or user driven?

<drewjanderson> ## when using it to test infrastructure, could I use it to ensure that the deployment team deployed their IIS web app properly as well as the DB is connecting and such? Or am I just looking at the wrong tool?

<stephenowen> ## could you expand on what mocking is and why I’d wanna do it?

<knuit> ## Don: any big plans for the IT Ops news & talk podcast? I see the first episode launched a few weeks back.

<cjschroeder> ## mocking is similar to simulating?


<Vern_Anderson> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZuU3aKlWKM

<Vern_Anderson> http://powerscripting.droppages.com/live.html

<Vern_Anderson> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZuU3aKlWKM

<timhaintz> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubZzkD7dxNk

<jason-helmick> http://youtu.be/3ZuU3aKlWKM?a

<stephenowen> hey Vern, try this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubZzkD7dxNk

<andrewtchilds> @jason-helmick, are you watching a recording from earlier? live link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubZzkD7dxNk

<halr9000> https://donjones.com/2016/11/29/the-pester-book-with-adbertram/

<Vern_Anderson> https://leanpub.com/the-dsc-book

<adbertram> https://leanpub.com/the-pester-book

<jonwalz> https://leanpub.com/the-pester-book

<halr9000> http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920024132.do

<halr9000> https://github.com/PowerShell/Operation-Validation-Framework

<majst32> Now you need the DSC book too!!  https://leanpub.com/the-dsc-book

<donj> And BTW didn’t realize @majst32 was here but she’s my new co-author on http://leanpub.com/the-dsc-book – grab it!

<knuit> Are pester and InSpec (http://inspec.io/) mutually exclusive?

<migreene> @cjschroeder: RE testing new DC’s. https://pshirwin.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/active-directory-operations-test/

<Vern_Anderson> https://github.com/VernAnderson/PowerShell/blob/master/Get-DomainRole.ps1

<<@YFMP415|ipmo>> ipmo uploaded a file: Pasted image at 2017-01-04, 8:29 PM https://powershell.slack.com/files/ipmo/F3N7A0X3Q/pasted_image_at_2017_01_04_08_29_pm.png

<Vern_Anderson> https://github.com/Ticketmaster/poshspec  ??

<pscookiemonster> hehe my favorite bit on mocking: https://twitter.com/dave1010/status/613601365529657344?lang=en

<knuit> https://www.pluralsight.com/resource-center/podcast/it-ops-podcast

<eweilnau> @donj have you checked out https://www.patreon.com/ for ongoing contributions?

<eweilnau> for more on mocking I would recommend reading http://www.growing-object-oriented-software.com/

<migreene> https://youtu.be/Co_Ph6zvPNY

<donj> http://www.omnycontent.com/d/playlist/660fbaf9-f025-4e41-a34e-a6aa016b6015/282e06e5-a16e-49d8-b536-a6c0012febd1/f72b4cba-1f25-4e89-b21f-a6de0174cac9/podcast.rss

<jonwalz> https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/powershell-testing-pester

<pscookiemonster> https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/tree/master/test/powershell

<<@UNWNE|stephenowen>> stephenowen uploaded a file: Adam EO https://powershell.slack.com/files/stephenowen/F3LS828AV/pasted_image_at_2017_01_04_10_41_pm.png

<donj> http://powershellsummit.org

<halr9000> https://powershell.org/summit/



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About 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.