PowerShell 2.0 for Developers

February 7th, 2011 at 5:30pm

PowerShell is Microsoft’s next-generation command-line shell and scripting language. This session will discuss why you need it, how to use it, and what makes it different from any other shell on any platform. Beyond its traditional uses for system administration, PowerShell provides full access to .NET for Read-Eval-Print loops (REPL), rapid prototyping, object exploration and extensibility. After an overview of language features and what’s new in version 2.0, we dive into an interactive demo, so come prepared with questions you have or problems we can solve together. I will also share lessons learned building posh-git, a PowerShell environment for Git.

Keith Dahlby is a .NET developer, language geek and C# MVP from Cedar Rapids. He works as a software guru at J&P Cycles and blogs about various software development topics with Los Techies. Keith has spoken at community events around the midwest and studied Human-Computer Interaction at Iowa State University. His talks have been described as “terrific!”, “very interactive!”, and “the best I’ve seen all hour!”

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One Response to PowerShell 2.0 for Developers

  1. Chris Missal says:

    Keith mentioned a few things in his presentation:

    In his demonstration he used Console2.

    He also mentioned that you need to Set-ExecutionPolicy before you can do much in Powershell.

    Keith recommend PoshCode.org as a good place to get some examples as well as a good book, Powershell in Action.

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