PowerShell for Developers

Let's take a look at Windows PowerShell and how we can make it useful for developers.

We will touch on:
* What is PowerShell?
* How do we discover PowerShell functionality.
* Operations that are useful to developers...
** Generating GUIDs
** Parsing and extracting info from XML
** Parsing and extracting info from delimited files.
** Navigating the Windows Event Log
* What are PowerShell modules? How to use them.
* Developer friendly Modules

If we have time, we can take a look at the ThingM blink(1) programmable LED indicator lights and how it can be used via PowerShell to provide notifications.

If we have even more time, we can look at how to monitor your TFS build status with a blink(1) and the .NET API.

About Jason:

Jason is a Sr. Software Engineer for Thomson Reuters. He was a founding employee of Serengeti Law and a core developer on the Serengeti Tracker legal matter management and e-billing platform. He has over ten years of software development experience on the Microsoft .NET platform including but not limited to: ASP.NET, C#, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, nUnit, SQL Server, and Team Foundation Server.

Jason is actively involved in the development community. He holds a leadership role in the Chicago Code Camp and the Northern Illinois Coders user group. He regularly attends code camps, user groups, and other development community events in an effort to stay up-to-date with current technology and trends.

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  • Greg M.

    Great job by presenter!

    1 · August 28, 2013

    • Jason R.

      Thanks Greg. I hope everyone was able to take something away from it. The first half was a little slow and geared toward PS basics, but we looked at a few interesting things with PS Remoting and a real world example after we ate.

      August 28, 2013

  • Thamir M.

    I am interested in the IT field and would like to learn as much as I can from this group.
    I was an interpreter for the US military in Iraq and have been living in the US for four years. I also have a Master's in Plant Biology.

    July 24, 2013

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