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PowerShell For Programmers: Strings, Quotes and Quirks

Welcome back everyone! This will be a short, but important entry for the guide. The difference between quote characters is something I’m asked about all the time. It is important to understand in PowerShell, but most of the time it probably won’t make a difference. TLDR: If you're just typing a value like "alg" then it doesn't ...

PowerShell for Programmers: How to write a function the right way

Just like I mentioned in my first post, PowerShell supports a lot of stuff that makes it pretty easy to dive in and get stuff running. The following two examples are supported in PowerShell, but not something you should really be doing for any reusable tool set. Putting your parameters (arguments) next to the function name in parenthesis ...

PowerShell for Programmers: What happened to my operators?

Operators are one of the most frustrating things about learning PowerShell if you’re coming from just about any other language in existence. Operators like ==, <=, !=. etc. are almost ubiquitous in programming, but none of them are supported in PowerShell. This can lead to some pretty frustrating errors with things like If statements. ...

PowerShell for Programmers: A Quick Start Guide

Now that my content has been migrated to the scripting blog, this will be the landing page for the series and I'll be trying to update all the links.  Learning PowerShell can be very useful for people with programming experience. Whether you’re currently a developer, dev-ops, or an admin you can get some serious use out of being familiar...

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