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Pro Windows PowerShell by Hristo Deshev

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1.4. Summary

PowerShell's extended type system is really an impressive piece of work. It is very powerful and complex, and the really remarkable thing about it is that it has not turned out too restrictive or too newbie unfriendly. Users find their way around quickly because of the uniform access they get to all types of objects through type adaptation and extension. The most commonly used objects get pragmatic extensions that boost a scripter's productivity and lower the learning curve. The type conversion system silently transforms objects under the hood, adapting them as necessary, thus saving valuable keystrokes and increasing script readability. All these assets make the PowerShell language a formidable blend of a script language's simplicity ...

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