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)
Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programming is a well-written book that meets
the stated goals of its author: "The target audience for this book is the
beginning C# programmer who wants to gain a foundation in object-oriented
programming along with C# language basics." This book works on a lot of
different levels. It gives the beginner a good feel for the software
development life cycle (sdlc). It goes from cradle to grave in discussing the
application design and implementation.
The book starts by laying out the foundation for a sample application called
the office supply ordering ... (more)
Now that ASP.NET has hit its stride, the number of books out that deal with
it on an intermediate level has increased nicely. The problem, though, is
that if the books all cover the same topics, how do you decide which one to
buy? I have several criteria that I look at in making that decision. Firstly,
how does the book read? Is the writing crisp and clear or does it plod along?
Does the author have a sense of humor? Are the examples offered full-bodied?
Is this a book that you'll be able to use as a reference book as you develop
your own applications in ASP.NET? Are the code lis... (more)
After reading this book, I spent a great deal of time trying to figure out
where it fits in the ASP.NET scheme of things. The author states that the
book was written because "a lot of smart developers are having some problem
making the transition to the object-oriented world of ASP.Net." He says that
this book is written for those developers who have worked with ASP.NET for a
while who now want a book to help them understand "the underlying concepts."
The book is divided into three sections. The first section gives a nice
introduction to the concepts of object-oriented programming... (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)