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)
This book is an update of an earlier version that was written for SQL Server
2000. It employs the Murach approach of dual pages that repeat and enhance
the concepts being presented on each page. If you're new to SQL Server 2005
you'll gain a lot from this book. It has three goals: to teach T-SQL
(Transact SQL), introduce you to the new .NET CLR integration, and introduce
you to the new graphical user interface called SQL Server Management Studio
that replaces the enterprise manager and query analyzer that were part of the
SQL Server 2000 package of software tools. The authors do ... (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)
I never thought I would ever describe a technical book that I have reviewed
as delightful but that is exactly how felt when I read the book SQL
Antipatterns by Bill Karwin. The book's subtitle ‘Avoiding the Pitfalls of
Database Programming' really summarizes the goal of the book in a nutshell.
The book consists of 25 chapters divided into four distinct topics. Each
chapter reviews a different antipattern. Mr. Karwin defines an antipattern as
"a technique that is intended to solve a problem but that often leads to
other problems." Each chapter starts off with a problem to solve or ... (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)