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)
One of the most powerful tools that a developer can use for validating data
is the regular expression. A regular expression makes use of pattern matching
to determine if an item fits within the definition of the pattern. Some
validation that might take many lines of code to validate can be simply
validated by building the correct pattern. However, many developers are put
off by the feeling that regular expressions are too hard to master.
Several months ago, I started reading a book called Regular Expression
Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Nathan Good. It became quite clear... (more)
Murach's Beginning Visual Basic .NET
Ms. Prince's goal in writing this book is to teach beginners how to develop
simple but complete Windows applications. She shows users how to code, test,
and debug their applications as well. The book is divided into five sections.
The first section teaches you how to code and test object-oriented programs.
The second section teaches you how to develop graphical user interfaces. The
third section introduces you to .NET classes, arrays, structures, and XML.
The fourth section touches upon database development using ADO.NET. For the
examples in t... (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)
It's quite clear from reading this book that Peter Gasston is very
knowledgeable about CSS 3 and, as he points out in the preface, this book is
a culmination of five years of work that he has spent writing about CSS3.
There is a clear order to the chapters. The earlier chapters are well
implemented and the items discussed there are used on a regular basis. The
final chapters are more speculative in nature.
The author takes a very methodical approach in the book. He covers numerous
topics in a clear and well-thought-out manner. He provides several examples
for each topic that is... (more)