While this book was designed to be used by Windows System Administrators, any
developer who has ever needed to write a batch (.bat) file will welcome with
open arms the flexibility and power provided by Windows PowerShell.
This book is up to date covering all the way through PowerShell version 5.
There are 24 chapters that cover a wide array of topics. In addition, any
developer who has worked with the .NET framework will enjoy PowerShell, which
is a command-line interface built on the .NET Framework.
Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours
Publisher: Sams Publishing;
Paperback: 528 pages
Edition: 1st (May 12, 2015)
Author: Timothy L. Warner
The beauty of PowerShell is that it also provides you with PowerShell ISE,
which is an integrated scripting environment that "helps you compose, debug,
manage and run Windows PowerShell script files." ... (more)
There is an old saying that good things come in small packages. This saying
definitely applies to this book, which focuses in on a set of functions that
most people are not aware of that are available in SQL Server. To start off
with we need to answer the following question: What are T-SQL Window
functions? These functions have nothing to do with the Microsoft Windows API.
They are in essence a way to create a window into your data as you process
each line in a query. Their strength lies in the ease with which you can
solve tricky queries. The authors also point out that these fu... (more)
I'm sure that there are times when you visit your favorite bookstore to look
at new books on your favorite .NET topics and you cringe at the weighty tomes
sitting on the shelves. You open these books and page upon page of continuous
print swims before your eyes, but you figure it's important so you plop down
your hard-earned money, take the book home, begin to read it in you rocker
recliner and fall asleep.
O'Reilly has developed a new series of books called Head First that .NET
developers would be wise to take a look at. It uses a markedly different
approach to important topics... (more)
Murach's SQL Server 2008 for Developers is an upgrade from an earlier version
that was written for SQL Server 2005. It employs the Murach approach of dual
pages that repeat and enhance the concepts being presented on each page. As
the authors have done with previous releases of SQL Server, this book serves
as a good review and as an introduction to the new features added to SQL
Server 2008. In addition, because of the relative newness of SQL Server 2005,
they also point out features that were added with that release as well.
The book has 22 chapters that are divided into five sect... (more)
There are several authors of .NET books who not only know their material but
are able to present the information in a practical manner. One such author is
Scott Mitchell. This book is well written and is divided into four parts with
a total of 24 chapters. While the level of the book is directed at beginners,
it's a good refresher for more experienced developers who want to learn some
of the new features available in ASP.NET 3.5.
At the end of each chapter there are three valuable sections that the reader
shouldn't skip. There is a Q&A section where clarifying questions are asked ... (more)