Windows Terminal Tips, Tricks, and Productivity Hacks: Optimize your command-line usage and development processes with pro-level techniques

4.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings
ISBN-13: 978-1800207561
ISBN-10: 1800207565
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Share <Embed>
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Used: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Used showing normal wear and tear. May have some stickers, residue, light staining, writing, highlighting and corner damage. No obvious missing pages or tears. Ancillary components and product codes/keys are not usually included with used books and are not guaranteed to be valid. We ship standard orders within 24 hours (Monday-Friday) via USPS Media Mail.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
$3.99 delivery July 1 - 11. Details
Or fastest delivery June 29 - July 5. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Available at a lower price from other sellers that may not offer free Prime shipping.
List Price: $29.99 Details
Save: $2.19 (7%)
FREE delivery Thursday, June 30
Or fastest delivery Tuesday, June 28. Order within 7 hrs 16 mins
Windows Terminal Tips, Tr... has been added to your Cart
Available at a lower price from other sellers that may not offer free Prime shipping.

Celebrate Women's History Month

Frequently bought together

  • Windows Terminal Tips, Tricks, and Productivity Hacks: Optimize your command-line usage and development processes with pro-le
  • +
  • Windows Command Line Administration Instant Reference
  • +
  • The Linux Command Line, 2nd Edition: A Complete Introduction
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Some of these items ship sooner than the others.
Choose items to buy together.

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Whether you are building a web app or working in the cloud, the command line has always been an integral tool for software developers and IT admins alike. For many years, the Windows command line experience lagged behind that of Unix-based systems. Even simple things like selecting and copying text required you to jump through hoops.

In the 2010s, Microsoft began to improve the command line experience with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), PowerShell improvements, and a command-line interface. WSL provided a first-party solution to running a Linux environment on your Windows device. PowerShell continued to receive incremental improvements to surpass the usability of CMD. The Windows Package Manager released a command line interface as a first-party solution to install software on your machine. Even with all of these command line tools, Windows lacked a solid terminal to host them in and Microsoft quickly realized how difficult it was to make improvements without breaking certain legacy behavior.

In 2019, Microsoft introduced the Windows Terminal, a new unified experience to host command line tools. To make things better, Windows Terminal was open sourced alongside the in-box console host experience with which Windows command line users were already familiar. It put customizability first with a profile-based settings model and key bindings. Furthermore, a rapid release cycle helped collect and address user feedback swiftly.

This book does a fantastic job teaching you how to set up Windows Terminal and make it your own. You will learn how to create and manage your profiles to get the most out of your terminal and customize your actions and key bindings to be an effective user. Even better, you will learn how to get started using the terminal more often in day-to-day activities. The author teaches you how to use PowerShell and bash and how to customize them for your needs. The book will also teach you how to apply these tools to build apps, manage remote systems, and interact with the cloud."

--

Carlos Zamora, Software Engineer on Windows Terminal at Microsoft

About the Author

Will Fuqua has been developing software professionally for 12 years using a wide range of technologies. Initially based in the United States as a software consultant, he developed production systems for companies in the healthcare and finance industries, among many others. He then moved abroad and is now the Head of Engineering for an online travel agency, where he leads a high-powered technology team out of Bangkok, Thailand.



Where to next? Discover our top virtual tours
Amazon Explore Browse now

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Packt Publishing (April 30, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 254 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1800207565
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1800207561
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 15.5 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 0.58 x 9.25 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Will Fuqua has been developing software professionally for 12 years using a wide range of technologies. He is now the Head of Engineering for an online travel agency, where he leads a high-powered technology team out of Bangkok, Thailand.

In his spare time, he is often working on open source software, with a passion for building excellent command-line experiences for developers. He frequently speaks at a variety of conferences and user groups, specializing in .NET development and Linux command line topics.

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
13 global ratings
5 star
65%
4 star
23%
3 star
12%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2021
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic guide to Windows Terminal
Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2021
Will Fuqua's Windows Terminal book is a great guide for a user of any proficiency. Readers who are new to Windows Terminal or terminals in general can start from Chapter 1 and get up to speed from ground zero. I was already familiar with many of the Windows Terminal basics, so I skimmed over some of the early chapters (most of section one).
Sections 2 and 3 were more useful for me. I learned so much about customizing and using the Terminal for my day-to-day workflows as a software developer. You'll learn everything you need to know about the Terminal, from customizing its appearance to using it to develop and test web APIs.
The chapter on using Windows Terminal with Git and GitHub was my favorite. If you're a lifelong GUI developer, this book will teach you the ins and outs of living at the command-line. Do you work with the cloud? There are chapters on using Windows Terminal to accomplish tasks in Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform.
If you're using Windows for anything more than web browsing, you'll find something useful you can do with Windows Terminal in this book Check it out!
Images in this review
Customer image
Customer image
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2021
Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2021
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2021
One person found this helpful
Report abuse