Building Better PowerShell Code
Learn to write better PowerShell code via short, example-driven tips. This book covers tips to make your PowerShell scripts faster and easier to read all while following proven best practices. Written by a six-time Microsoft MVP and one of the first Microsoft PowerShell MVPs with over a decade of PowerShell experience, Building Better PowerShell Code gives you easily digestible tips you can begin using immediately.
The book starts with an overview of some of the most important tips the author can muster which segues into a deeper dive with dozens of examples throughout the book. It takes you through tips such as using community modules, writing better comments, thinking of PowerShell functions as building blocks, and more. You will also see how to use parameters the right way and how to create simple logging code to easily record script activity.
You will learn not only how to write better code, but also how to implement some mindset tri ...
C# 8.0 in a Nutshell
When you have questions about C# 8.0 or .NET Core, this best-selling guide has the answers you need. C# is a language of unusual flexibility and breadth, but with its continual growth there's so much more to learn. In the tradition of the O'Reilly Nutshell guides, this thoroughly updated edition is simply the best one-volume reference to the C# language available today.
Organized around concepts and use cases, C# 8.0 in a Nutshell provides intermediate and advanced programmers with a concise map of C# and .NET knowledge that also plumbs significant depths.
Get up to speed on C#, from syntax and variables to advanced topics such as pointers, closures, and patterns; Dig deep into LINQ with three chapters dedicated to the topic; Explore concurrency and asynchrony, advanced threading, and parallel programming; Work with .NET features, including regular expressions, networking, serialization, spans, reflection, and cryptography; Delve into Roslyn, the modular C# compile ...
PowerShell for Sysadmins
PowerShell is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and automate nearly every aspect of IT. In PowerShell for Sysadmins, five-time Microsoft MVP "Adam the Automator" Bertram shows you how to use PowerShell to manage and automate your desktop and server environments so that you can head out for an early lunch.
You'll learn how to: Combine commands, control flow, handle errors, write scripts, run scripts remotely, and test scripts with the PowerShell testing framework, Pester; Parse structured data like XML and JSON, work with common domains (like Active Directory, Azure, and Amazon Web Services), and create a real-world server inventory script; Design and build a PowerShell module to demonstrate PowerShell isn't just about ad-hoc scripts; Use PowerShell to create a hands-off, completely automated Windows deployment; Build an entire Active Directory forest from nothing but a Hyper-V host and ...
PowerShell and Python Together
Bring together the Python programming language and Microsoft's PowerShell to address digital investigations and create state-of-the-art solutions for administrators, IT personnel, cyber response teams, and forensic investigators.
You will learn how to join PowerShell's robust set of commands and access to the internals of both the MS Windows desktop and enterprise devices and Python's rich scripting environment allowing for the rapid development of new tools for investigation, automation, and deep analysis.
PowerShell and Python Together takes a practical approach that provides an entry point and level playing field for a wide range of individuals, small companies, researchers, academics, students, and hobbyists to participate.
Leverage the internals of PowerShell for: digital investigation, incident response, and forensics; Leverage Python to exploit already existing PowerShell CmdLets and aliases to build new automation and analysis capabilities; ...
Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services, 2nd Edition
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading public cloud platform. In this book you will learn to use Microsoft PowerShell to create, host, manage, and administer workloads using Amazon Web Services. You will learn how to create virtual machines, provision storage, configure networks, and more - all using your preferred Windows scripting language.
CIOs everywhere are leading their organizations to the cloud, but there are few books available to help. This book focuses on moving Microsoft Windows workloads to the cloud using technologies familiar to enterprise Microsoft-based professionals.
The completely revised and expanded Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services is written specifically for Windows professionals who already know PowerShell and want to learn to host Windows workloads on Amazon Web Services. The cloud offers information technology workers significant cost savings and agility unimaginable even just a few years ago. Tasks that traditionally took wee ...
Azure PowerShell Quick Start Guide
As an IT professional, it is important to keep up with cloud technologies and learn to manage those technologies. PowerShell is a critical tool that must be learned in order to effectively and more easily manage many Azure resources. This book is designed to teach you to leverage PowerShell to enable you to perform many day-to-day tasks in Microsoft Azure.
Taking you through the basic tasks of installing Azure PowerShell and connecting to Azure, you will learn to properly connect to an Azure tenant with PowerShell. Next, you will dive into tasks such as deploying virtual machines with PowerShell resizing them, and managing their power states with PowerShell.
Then, you will learn how to complete more complex Azure tasks with PowerShell such as deploying virtual machines from custom images, creating images from existing virtual machines, and creating and managing of data disks. Later, you will learn how to snapshot virtual machines, how to encrypt ...
Command Line Fundamentals
The most basic interface to a computer - the command line - remains the most flexible and powerful way of processing data and performing and automating various day-to-day tasks.
Command Line Fundamentals begins by exploring the basics, and then focuses on the most common tool, the Bash shell (which is standard on all Linux and iOS systems). As you make your way through the book, you'll explore the traditional Unix command-line programs as implemented by the GNU project. You'll also learn to use redirection and pipelines to assemble these programs to solve complex problems.
By the end of this book, you'll have explored the basics of shell scripting, allowing you to easily and quickly automate tasks. ...
PowerShell Core for Linux Administrators Cookbook
PowerShell Core, the open source, cross-platform that is based on the open source, cross-platform .NET Core, is not a shell that came out by accident; it was intentionally created to be versatile and easy to learn at the same time. PowerShell Core enables automation on systems ranging from the Raspberry Pi to the cloud.
PowerShell Core for Linux Administrators Cookbook uses simple, real-world examples that teach you how to use PowerShell to effectively administer your environment. As you make your way through the book, you will cover interesting recipes on how PowerShell Core can be used to quickly automate complex, repetitive, and time-consuming tasks. In the concluding chapters, you will learn how to develop scripts to automate tasks that involve systems and enterprise management.
By the end of this book, you will have learned about the automation capabilities of PowerShell Core, including remote management using OpenSSH, cross-p ...
Java in a Nutshell, 7th Edition
This updated edition of Java in a Nutshell not only helps experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java versions 9 through 11, it's also a learning path for new developers. Chock full of examples that demonstrate how to take complete advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices, this thoroughly revised book includes new material on Java Concurrency Utilities.
The book's first section provides a fast-paced, no-fluff introduction to the Java programming language and the core runtime aspects of the Java platform. The second section is a reference to core concepts and APIs that explains how to perform real programming work in the Java environment.
Get up to speed on language details, including Java 9-11 changes; Learn object-oriented programming, using basic Java syntax; Explore generics, enumerations, annotations, and lambda expressions; Understand basic techniques used in object-oriented design; Examine concurrency and memory, and how they're intertwi ...
Bash Quick Start Guide
Bash and shell script programming is central to using Linux, but it has many peculiar properties that are hard to understand and unfamiliar to many programmers, with a lot of misleading and even risky information online. Bash Quick Start Guide tackles these problems head on, and shows you the best practices of shell script programming.
This book teaches effective shell script programming with Bash, and is ideal for people who may have used its command line but never really learned it in depth. This book will show you how even simple programming constructs in the shell can speed up and automate any kind of daily command-line work.
For people who need to use the command line regularly in their daily work, this book provides practical advice for using the command-line shell beyond merely typing or copy-pasting commands into the shell. Readers will learn techniques suitable for automating processes and controlling processes, on both servers and work ...