India’s first PowerShell Based User Group, the New Delhi PowerShell User Group, has published a fun article on using the Speech Application Programming Interface (SAPI). Useful for custom alerts and, of course, pranking coworkers.
PSCookieMonster (Warren Frame), has a great write-up on why you should switch to PowerShell for your automation needs, highly recommended.
Michael Sorens discusses the most common PowerShell pitfalls that experienced programmers run into and how to avoid them.
RamblingCookieMonster has a great article available for getting started with GitHub, specifically with PowerShell projects. I think that Git is completely required for serious scripting / development work. If you’ve never used it, check out this great, interactive tutorial at Code … Continue reading
The awesomely named Boe Prox wraps up PSBlogWeek with a great look at using Try / Catch in your PowerShell Advanced Functions. This post helped me to understand some of the intricacies of using Try / Catch within Advanced Functions. … Continue reading
June Blender has a great contribution for #PSBlogWeek, discussing not only Advanced Help for Advanced Functions, but also a better way of designing and creating specifications for your PowerShell functions.
Jeffrey Hicks has written a great article for PSBlogWeek on how you can implement -WhatIf and -Confirm in your advanced functions, providing another level of assurance when testing commands. When I write tools for other team members, I always try … Continue reading
Adam Bertram has another great installment in the #PSBlogWeek series for us, discussing the use of dynamic parameters and parameter validation.
Check out this great post by Mike Robbins, part 2 of #PSBlogWeek, covering basic parameter validation in PowerShell. You don’t think much about parameter validation while writing scripts for yourself, but they’ll save you a lot of headaches once you … Continue reading