Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches
Don Jones, author of the original, bestselling Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches teams up with fellow MVP Jeffery Hicks to introduce you to the "Second World" of Windows PowerShell: Scripting and Toolmaking. Go beyond merely running commands given to you by others, and start constructing your own commands using PowerShell's simplified yet capable scripting language. Produce "script cmdlets," distributable modules, custom formatting views, type extensions, and more. Learn how to create tools for delegated administration, including GUI tools, constrained remoting endpoints, and proxy functions. Get started with PowerShell Workflow, and master error handling and debugging. Told in a one-step-at-a-time narrative style, you'll build an increasingly complex tool one element at a time. Numerous hands-on labs (complete with sample solutions) help you practice what you're learning, cementing your new skills and giving you a jump-start on your own library of custom PowerShell tools.
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Curious about how well Don's "in a Month of Lunches" teaching technique works? Listen to Julie, Will, and Brian discuss their "Month of Lunches" experience in this independent, uncensored podcast. In their own words, you'll hear how - even with minimal background experience - they were able to conquer the shell in under 30 days!
Don and Jeff field your PowerShell questions in the forums on PowerShell.org
- Visit Don's YouTube channel for numerous free videos related to the book's various concepts. In addition to those created specifically for the Month of Lunches series, you'll find recorded workshops, seminars, and other videos that directly relate to the book, as well as general PowerShell tips, techniques, and tricks.
- You can also check out Don's Ultimate PowerShell Video Training from CBT Nuggets. This 90+ hour course, broken into chunks of roughly 20 minutes each, covers every feature in every version of PowerShell from v2 onward. A clear distinction is made between version differences, making it easy to learn whatever version you're working with.