On Feb 21 Yasin Soliman wrote: Book Review: Windows PowerShell Cookbook by Lee Holmes
Initially released seven years ago, Windows PowerShell is a supercharged command-line utility designed to provide greater control and flexibility to IT administrators and developers. According to Microsoft, "using a new admin-focused scripting language, more than 130 standard command line tools, and consistent syntax and utilities, Windows PowerShell allows IT professionals to more easily control system administration and accelerate automation." Even though the Windows PowerShell Cookbook isn't a tutorial per se, the format in which information is conveyed and described seems to be more effective in helping new and experienced PowerShell users alike experiment with scripts and topics relevant to their needs. Holmes explains this as "helping you learn PowerShell through task-based solutions to your most pressing problems. Read a recipe, read a chapter, or read the entire book—regardless, you’re bound to learn something." This task-based solution approach is an excellent way to display real-world examples of implementations and explain certain areas with logical and understandable scenarios. Full Review  >

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On Aug 26 Sean Patterson wrote: Review: Windows PowerShell Cookbook, 3rd Edition
I’ve become an increasing fan of Windows PowerShell. It’s additional use of variables, scripts, and libraries opens up doors to some powerful scripting options that I need. I’m working on creating some deployment scripts for web applications I maintain across various web servers, and simple batch files wouldn’t fit the… Full Review  >

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On Apr 26 Jeff Ammons wrote:
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On Jan 27 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Windows PowerShell Cookbook, 3rd Edition
Personally I have had difficulties with Powershell guides, but this arouses interest. I recommend it. Full Review  >

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On Jan 23 Hernan Garcia wrote: Great reference to automate your workflow
You will learn about some of the conventions and common commands available to you and how to explore them. How it integrates with .NET, using it for rapid prototyping or as a REPL and much more. After the introduction, the book takes the form of multiple recipes for common tasks. The tasks grow in difficulty. The fundamentals section contains a series of recipes that will help you to get comfortable with the shell, customize the command prompt, invoke commands, get to know your session history, learn about aliases, etc. Full Review  >

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