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[Doug Finke@dfinke]


Researching the optimal; Implementing the practical

Author of 'PowerShell for Developers'


  1. PowerShell - Extreme Programming

    The Setup

    I got trolled on a social network after encouraging someone to continue to learn how to do testing in PowerShell with Pester. I said, in the end, understanding how to test your code and prove it works makes you better at what you do. I listed what I thought were pros to testing and got called out that I was making things up. …


  2. PowerShell, Azure SQL and Dynamic Data Masking

    We have large SQL tables, and contractors work for us which require them to have access to the data. The data is sensitive. One approach taken was to duplicate the tables and remove contents of the sensitive fields. This approach is time consuming, so it runs a schedule off hours. Not very agile. …


  3. An Overlooked PowerShell Module For Generating Data

    Introduction

    This is a two part series about the PowerShell NameIT module, published on the PowerShell Gallery. Chris Hunt, co-contributor, has a companion post on his blog AutomatedOps. …


  4. PowerShell and Lucene

    Lucene.NET is . . .


  5. Quickly Install PowerShell Modules from GitHub

    Challenge

    Not all PowerShell Modules are published to the PowerShellGallery, many are hosted on GitHub. Plus, many of the modules published to the gallery are also hosted on GitHub and in repo branches. PowerShell open source authors (like myself) have newer versions in source control that have not been promoted to the PowerShell gallery because they are not complete or fully tested. …


  6. PowerShell, Tanimoto Coefficient and Programming Collective Intelligence

    This is a repost of a blog I did back in 2008, on my old, old blog. Then, I was reading Toby Segaran’s book Programming Collective Intelligence. …


  7. PowerShell In A Container

    Click below, an you’ll have PowerShell in a browser from a container. …


  8. PowerShell: A natural language date/time parser

    Here is a .NET A natural language date/time parser nChronic ported from Ruby, and I’ve wrapped it in PowerShell. …


  9. Data Crunching - Using the content of a text file as a PowerShell DSL

    The PDB file format was invented in 1976 as a human-readable file that would allow researchers to exchange protein coordinates through a database system. …


  10. PowerShell - 2 Huge Announcements