About this Book
In this book, we’re pretty careful to walk you through everything you need to know about PowerShell scripting and toolmaking, beginning with chapter 1. Don’t skip chapter 1—it’s important. But there are a few administrative details we should get out of the way:
- Be prepared to follow along. If a chapter has a hands-on exercise, there’s a reason for that—it’s good for your brain to complete the exercise. We’ll discuss this a bit more in chapter 1.
- Read the chapters in order. Again, chapter 1 explains why; for now, know that it’s in your best interests to follow the narrative we’ve constructed. We’ll expose you to specific problems so you’ll know more about why things are happening, and we’ll also show you how to script.
- Download the code. Manning hosts a zip file with this book’s sample code, and we suggest you download it from www.manning.com/books/learn-powershell-scripting-in-a-month-of-lunches. Follow along with the code open in an editor, if possible, because it’ll look a great deal nicer than what we can print in a book.