- Paperback: 376 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (December 19, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1598633546
- ISBN-13: 978-1598633542
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #889,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Microsoft Windows PowerShell Programming for the Absolute Beginner Paperback – December 19, 2006
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Introduction PART I. WINDOWS POWERSHELL BASICS Chapter 1 Introducing Windows PowerShell Chapter 2 Interacting with the Windows PowerShell Command Line Chapter 3 Object Based Scripting with .NET PART II. LEARNING HOW TO WRITE POWERSHELL SCRIPTS Chapter 4 Working with Variables, Arrays and Hashes Chapter 5 Implementing Conditional Logic Chapter 6 Using Loops to Process Data Chapter 7 Organizing Scripts using Functions PART III. ADVANCED TOPICS Chapter 8 Working with Files and Folders Chapter 9 Basic System Administration Chapter 10 Debugging PowerShell Scripts PART IV. APPENDICES Appendix A What's on the Companion Web Site? Appendix B What Next?
About the Author
Jerry Lee Ford, Jr. is an author, educator, and an IT professional with over 24 years' of experience in information technology, including roles as an automation analyst, technical manager, technical support analyst, automation engineer, and security analyst. He is the author of 40 books and co-author of two additional books. His published works include Getting Started with Game Maker, HTML, XHTML, and CSS for the Absolute Beginner; XNA 3.1 Game Development for Teens; Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 for Teens, and Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Programming for the Absolute Beginner. Ford has a master's degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and has over five years' experience as an adjunct instructor teaching networking courses in information technology.
Top customer reviews
Any sysadmin who says to himself "I can't script" should buy this book. Any young person hoping to one day be a programmer or Sysadmin should buy this book.
The elements which I felt this book really taught well that I feel are unique:
Object Orientated Concepts
COM object use
I found myself zipping and/or skipping through the majority of this book. I guess I was expecting more references to actual administrative scripting, rather than simple game examples that just seemed to take up too many pages and was a real filler.
Bottom line: This is truely for the beginner. If you have experience in VBScript, and you know the scope of your scripting task and what to "google" for, save your money for a more advanced book.
This certainly won't be your last purchase for PS skill development; the underlying technology is just too vast to be covered in a book of this nature. But don't let that and the relatively small size of this title deter you from reading. Included is everything needed to learn the basics, from command and function listings, syntax overviews, and examples, to learn-as-you-go PS script creation tasks to help you solidify what you've just read about. After you've learned the basics, you are then given real-life administrative examples and information to get you on your way. Best part is that after you have read the book, it is set up well enough to serve as a reference guide until you have mastered this level.