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.
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.