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Using a DSL to generate XML in PowerShell

A while back, Jeffrey posted an article on how to use string expansion and XML casts to build XML documents in-line in a PowerShell script: http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2007/05/29/using-powershell-to-generate-xml-documents.aspx The overall
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Windows PowerShell in Action

Well folks, at long last, my book is almost done :-) Before it goes out for print, you can get electronic copies through Manning's early access program: http://www.manning.com/payette/ The early access program is a chance for readers to provide feedback

Joel-On-Software on the power of a good language

Joel Spolsky of Joel-On-Software fame, just posted a blog, "Can Your Programming Language Do This?" http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2006/08/01.html In this article, he drives home the point that when it comes to code: Maintainability, Readability,
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Issues with Windows PowerShell syntax

REI recently posted some comments/requests about Windows PowerShell syntax at: http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2006/04/25/583273.aspx#675133 Let's go through a few of the points. ...the syntax was just way too cryptic and unintuitive. Often it's
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Indirectly Invoking Methods Via Variablenames

PSMDTAG:FAQ: Can I specify a methodname using a variable? e.g. $x.$y() PSMDTAG:FAQ: Why do I get METHOD metadata when I specify a method without providing parentheses? One of the great things about Windows PowerShell is that it is a latebound language
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Type Shortcuts

PSMDTAG:FAQ: What is a TYPE SHORTCUT? PSMDTAG:FAQ: What are the TYPE SHORTCUTS? Type shortcuts are a Windows PowerShell feature that allows you to reduce the amount of typing you have to do when specifying a type. For example, the following 2 statements
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