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Packed with hands-on labs to reinforce what you're learning, Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches is the best way to learn PowerShell scripting and toolmaking. Just set aside one hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—for each self-contained lesson. You'll move quickly through core scripting concepts and start working on four real-world, practical tools. Each chapter adds more functionality, including custom formatting, error handling, parameterized input, input validation, help files and documentation, and more.

About this Book

You don't have to be a software developer to build PowerShell tools. With this book, a PowerShell user is a step away from becoming a proficient toolmaker. Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches is the best way to learn PowerShell scripting and toolmaking in just one hour a day. It's packed with hands-on labs to reinforce what you're learning. It's an easy-to-follow guide that covers core scripting concepts using four practical examples. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you add custom formatting, error handling, input validation, help files, and more.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

What's Inside

  • Build your own administrative tools
  • Learn by doing with hands-on labs
  • Make scripts that feel like native PowerShell cmdlets

This book does not assume you are a programmer. Experience using PowerShell as a command-line interface is helpful but not required.

About the Authors

Don Jones is a PowerShell MVP, speaker, and trainer. Jeffery Hicks is a PowerShell MVP and an independent consultant, trainer, and author. Don and Jeff coauthored Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition (Manning 2012) and PowerShell in Depth (Manning 2013).

Table of ContentsPART 1 INTRODUCTION TO TOOLMAKING

  1. Before you begin
  2. PowerShell scripting overview
  3. PowerShell's scripting language
  4. Simple scripts and functions
  5. Scope
  6. PART 2 BUILDING AN INVENTORY TOOL
  7. Tool design guidelines
  8. Advanced functions, part 1
  9. Advanced functions, part 2
  10. Writing help
  11. Error handling
  12. Debugging techniques
  13. Creating custom format views
  14. Script and manifest modules
  15. Adding database access
  16. Interlude: creating a new tool 157
  17. PART 3 ADVANCED TOOLMAKING TECHNIQUES
  18. Making tools that make changes

  19. Creating a custom type extension

  20. Creating PowerShell workflows

  21. Troubleshooting pipeline input

  22. Using object hierarchies for complex output
  23. Globalizing a function
  24. Crossing the line: utilizing the .NET Framework
  25. PART 4 CREATING TOOLS FOR DELEGATED ADMINISTRATION
  26. Creating a GUI tool, part 1: the GUI
  27. Creating a GUI tool, part 2: the code
  28. Creating a GUI tool, part 3: the output
  29. Creating proxy functions
  30. Setting up constrained removing endpoints
  31. Never the end

Synopsis:

It isn't necessary to be software developer to build awesome reusable tools in PowerShell. With the help of this book, PowerShell users are just one step away from becoming a PowerShell toolmaker.

Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches is the best way to learn PowerShell scripting and toolmaking. Only one hour a day is needed for each self contained lesson. The book starts with core scripting concepts. Then, it gets to work on four practical real-world tools with each chapter adding more functionality and giving pointers for readers who wish to explore toolmaking on their own.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

About the Author

Don Jones is a PowerShell MVP, speaker, and trainer. He developed the Microsoft PowerShell courseware and has taught PowerShell to more than 20,000 IT pros. Don writes the PowerShell column for TechNet Magazine and blogs about PowerShell at PowerShell.com. Ask Don your PowerShell questions at http://bit.ly/AskDon.

Jeffery Hicks is a PowerShell MVP with 20 years of IT experience. Jeff works as an independent consultant, trainer, and author and he has taught PowerShell to IT Professionals all over the world. He writes the popular Prof.PowerShell column for MCPMag.com and is a weekly contributor to the Petri IT Knowledgebase. Jeff blogs frequently on PowerShell related topics at http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781617291166
Author:
Jones, Don
Publisher:
Manning Publications
Author:
Hicks, Jeffery
Subject:
Don Jones;IT professionals;Jeffery Hicks;Microsoft;PowerShell;Toolmaking;Windows;administration;automation engine;automations;programming;reusable;scripting;systems;third party
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Microsoft Windows » Administration
Computers and Internet » Programming » Microsoft Programming

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It isn't necessary to be software developer to build awesome reusable tools in PowerShell. With the help of this book, PowerShell users are just one step away from becoming a PowerShell toolmaker.

Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches is the best way to learn PowerShell scripting and toolmaking. Only one hour a day is needed for each self contained lesson. The book starts with core scripting concepts. Then, it gets to work on four practical real-world tools with each chapter adding more functionality and giving pointers for readers who wish to explore toolmaking on their own.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

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