About the Book
Are you a PowerShell scripter who wishes to take their skills to the next level? Have you ever wanted to create an open-source PowerShell module but didn't' know where to start? Then this book is for you!
Whether you are creating internal modules for your organization to use or open-source modules for the community to enjoy, you'll find something valuable in this book. This is not a "how to learn PowerShell" book. It is expected you already have the basics of PowerShell down, so things like PowerShell semantics and language features will not be the topic of this book. There are already some excellent books out there that cover the PowerShell language itself. I'd encourage you to take a look at those books first if you're interested in learning more about PowerShell as a language. Consider this book a follow-up to them where you will learn how to create useful, high-quality, and engaging PowerShell modules with real-world guidance, examples, and concept discussion.
This is an Agile-published book
Updates will be published as they are written. As PowerShell module practices evolve, so to will this book. Your one-time purchase grants you lifetime access to updates and any new content. You can even get notified via Leanpub (if you opt-in) when there's new content available, so you're always up to date.
As significant parts of the book are published, the price will increase accordingly. If you've already purchased a copy, then you're all set! You won't have to pay another dime, and you'll receive any updates for free. This is an excellent reason to purchase it now before it's finished to lock in the lower price.
The book will include four separate parts to cover high-level concepts. Each part will consist of dedicated topic chapters relevant to that concept.
- Part 1 - Modules Primer
- Part 2 - Project and Module Design
- Part 3 - The Build and Test Loop
- Part 4 - Creating a Quality Community Project
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About the Author
Brandon is a Site Reliability Engineer, Cloud Architect, veteran Systems Engineer, speaker, blogger, freelance writer, and open source contributor. He is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and has a penchant for PowerShell and DevOps processes. He spends much of his time exploring new technologies to drive the business forward and loves to apply ideas pioneered in the DevOps community to solving real-world business problems. Brandon is active in the PowerShell community and loves to give back with a number of projects published to the PowerShell Gallery.