© Adam Bertram 2020
A. BertramBuilding Better PowerShell Codehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6388-4_1

1. Do the Basics

Adam Bertram1  
Evansville, IN, USA

When it comes to code, there are a lot of opinions out there about “best practices.” What one developer thinks is a must, another will refute it. But these disagreements typically happen around specific, nuanced situations like tabs vs. spaces and if a curly brace should go on a new line.

There are larger categories of tips and best practices that are universal. Everyone can agree on broad tips like “write tests,” “make code reusable,” and “don’t store passwords in clear text.”

In this chapter, we’re going to hit those broad strokes. We’re going to cover the basic truths that almost everyone ...

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