PowerShell MVP Jim Christopher Presenting “PowerShell Gotchas!” at the MSPSUG Virtual Meeting on January 14th at 8:30pm CST

PowerShell MVP Jim Christopher will be presenting a session on “PowerShell Gotchas!” at the January 2014 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting on Tuesday, January 14th at 8:30pm Central Time.

PowerShell is the de facto standard for automation and administration on Windows systems.  The central design mantra in PowerShell is Think-Type-Get.  That is: Think what you want, Type it, and Get the results.  Unfortunately this mantra tends to break down – PowerShell combines concepts from other languages (Perl, Python, and VBScript for example) and borrows ideas from other platforms (like pipelining in Bash).  This creates an experience that feels familiar, but fails to behave consistently with our experiences.  This creates “gotchas”.  In this talk we will analyze some specific cases of PowerShell’s strange behavior in order to better understand how and why PowerShell works the way it does.

Jim Christopher has over 18 years of professional experience developing software in the aerospace, education, and gaming industries. Since 2010 he has run Code Owls LLC, a company in Charlotte NC focused on IT tooling and automation technologies and publishers of SeeShell, a PowerShell module for data visualization. Jim is also responsible for the open-source project StudioShell, bringing the joy of PowerShell to the Visual Studio automation environment. In addition, he has published many open source projects making various technologies available to PowerShell – including SQLite, OData, Redis, MongoDB, and RabbitMQ . Jim is a three-time PowerShell MVP and avid speaker.

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meetings are held online (via Microsoft Lync) on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Central Time and are free to attend. The system requirements to attend these online meetings can be found on the MSPSUG website under the “Attendee Info” section.

Register via EventBrite to receive the URL for this meeting.

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