Monday, January 14, 2013

Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches – A great new book!

Over the recent holiday period, I got my hands on Don Jones and Jeff Hick’s latest book: Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches, published by Manning (see: for details of the book).

For anyone wanting a deeper set of PowerShell skills, this book is great. It firstly covers the journey from writing simple scripts to writing re-usable functions and modules. In doing that the book also covers things like help information for your functions, using work flows, globalisation, etc.

If you think you know PowerShell, then you really should read this book as you probably will still learn things (I did!). And if you are a novice with PowerShell, this book will teach you good practice.

As with all Don’s books, this one is easy to read, the examples work and the flow is easy to follow. The authors’ viewpoints and biases are also on display. You can easily spend your lunch break each day reading another chapter and experimenting with the techniques shown. Or as I did, sit down and read it all the way through in a couple of days. Either way this is a very good book for those wanting more and deeper PowerShell skills.

As my quote on the cover of the book stays: Yet another great book from PowerShell legends Don and Jeff.

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