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Don Jones and Jeffery D. Hicks
  • December 2012
  • ISBN 9781617291166
  • 312 pages
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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 the 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.

what's inside

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

about the reader

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

about the author

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).

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An excellent resource to begin learning a must-have skill set.

Marc Johnson, Triangle Technology

Take your PowerShell skills to the next level.

Nathan Shelby, Snohomish Health District

A perfect guide for creating PowerShell tools.

Christoph Tohermes, netzkern AG