100 days of code: Day 5

I am tracking notes on PowerShell in PS1 files on my git hub repository. You can see all 100 days of code entries on the blog category page.

Today I made it through chapter 7 of the PS book relatively quickly. I have a feeling this was something of a setup/scaffolding chapter…if that’s a thing…acting as a prerequisite for much more advanced and interesting things coming later.

And also through the lab which isn’t saying that much since it was really just a single exercise involving tracking down a specific cmdlet, figuring out how to use it and running it.

Specifically, it was using the network-specific portion of the “troubleshootingpack”.

The help system that comes with PS is actually quite complete and robust and I have a feeling even better now than it was when the book came out.

In my re-reading/note taking I ended up skipping over a few sections about some deprecated things, mostly the idea of the DLL-based “snap-ins” since it was outdated when this book that covers PS v3 came out and I assume even more so now.

The part about the package manager-like feature didn’t seem of much use either. Seemed more like an ad.

So it was a pretty easy day for the book reading. I mean it still took me 90 minutes to complete. But relative to the past few days it was pretty easy.

Chapter 8 is about objects in PS. Not sure it will be as easy today. Actually it may be more conceptual and since I already read through it once it might be as easy. I’ll just have to find out.

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