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)
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)
Making the Technical Sale
I came upon this book under very odd circumstances, to say the least. I am a
developer first and foremost, so the suggestion by my employer that I sit
through a half-day seminar on the art of making technical sales was greeted
with less than enthusiasm.
Thankfully, the speaker turned out to be a fellow techie - none other than
Rick Greenwald, author of several highly technical O'Reilly books about
Oracle database technologies. Once I knew this, I was prepared to at least
Rick shared with us numerous tips and tricks about making technical sales, ... (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)