Don Jones

  • 2012 Scripting Games Commentary: Lose the Copy and Paste (and other suggestions)

    I'm going to share a modified entry from this year's scripting games: $Path = "C:\2012SG\eventX" if ( Test-Path $Path ) { Write-host $Path " is present" Get-Service | Select Name, Status | Out-File $Path + serviceX.txt } else...
  • Julie - Day 23

    Today's lunch is all about debugging techniques. I knew there would be great lessons in this chapter and it did not disappoint. The chapter started with syntax errors. That's the polite term for "hey! You typed something wrong" or "No...
  • Julie - Day 24

    Today's lunch is what I would call the "odds and ends" chapter. It starts with a discussion about customizing your PowerShell. I liked the tip to create a profile.ps1 file in $home\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\. I needed to create the WindowsPowerShell...
  • Chris - Final Thoughts

    0 0 1 340 1940 Concentrated Technology 16 4 2276 14.0 96 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE I have been waiting to write this until after I had put a little of my new knowledge to use in the 2012 Scripting Games. Basically here is what...
  • Anyone Got a Script I Can Borrow?

    One of the last chapters I'm adding to the next Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches will be the most practical thing I can think of: A chapter on how to dissect some script you found on the Internet, customize it, and use it. It's probably...
  • Zack - Final Thoughts

    0 0 1 283 1615 Concentrated Technology 13 3 1895 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Overall completing the goal that I set for myself (Read Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches actually on my lunches) has been extremely rewarding...
  • Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches: The Experience

    At this point, my participants have pretty much finished up their Month of Lunches experience. You can follow their entire narrative, chapter-by-chapter, at the following links: Will: lunches-will Julie: lunches-julie Chris: lunches-chris Zack: lunches...
  • Zack - Day 24

    0 0 1 328 1872 Concentrated Technology 15 4 2196 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE So I have come to the last chapter in an Information Technology book that I have read cover to cover, just one more item to scratch off my bucket list. In...
  • Julie - Day 22

    Julie fell a day or so behind on her Month of Lunches - but not for lack of effort. Of the five folks participating in this experiment, she'd had the least background in scripting and programming, and the last chapters of the book get pretty meaty...
  • 2012 Scripting Games Commentary: Dammit, Janet, I Wanna Parameter!

    I've been looking hard at the Beginner events for the Scripting Games . As a writer and instructor, the mistakes beginners make are opportunities for me to teach. This year, I'm seeing fewer and fewer "n00b" mistakes, and instead seeing...
  • Chris - Day 24

    0 0 1 483 2756 Concentrated Technology 22 6 3233 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Today's chapter is over customizing PowerShells shell, its profiles, the prompt, and operators for working with strings. This is basically a mashup of...
  • 2012 Scripting Games Commentary

    As you may know, I've been asked to help judge the 2012 Scripting Games this year, so I thought I'd also offer some commentary on what I'm seeing in the Games. I'll try to offer daily commentary, but I've got a class next week in Phoenix...
  • Zack - Day 23

    0 0 1 451 2575 Concentrated Technology 21 6 3020 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE In my previous attempt s to muscle through PowerShell without guidance I always grinded my teeth every time I ran a command, I was actually hoping for no...
  • Chris - Day 23

    0 0 1 565 3225 Concentrated Technology 26 7 3783 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Todays Chapter covers the various techniques to debug your script. This has the potential to be the most immensely useful chapters in this book. Writing debugging...
  • Julie - Day 21

    Chapter 21 in Month of Lunches is about creating your own cmdlets and modules. As a brand new learner of PowerShell, I found this chapter very difficult and had to spend a lot of time trying to understand. There was couple of things that moved me forward...
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