I”ve tried really hard to get excited about Powershell 1.0, it just hasn’t stuck. Am I the only one?! 🙂 However, (yes there is a however). The great thing about software, there is a 2.0 release sooner or later. I’ve made the committment to learn Powershell 2.0. I’ve been writing console app’s for years, with VB 2008 express, I get a editor with full debugger support, granted it’s compiled code vs. Powershell’s PS scripts. The syntax isn’t much different between console apps and PS, it’s the debugging. So, give me a Powershell GUI debugger and I’ll forget visual studio express exists. Anyone know of one with debugger support?
Here is my “hello world” example of calling a function inside a powershell script. Thanks to the Scripting guys with having some good examples. The Powershell CTP GUI is a step in the right direction. I’m getting used to Powershell.
$b = ” Schofield”
$args.ToLower() + $b.tolower()
$a = “Steve”
http://www.thepowershellguy.com has some great examples on Powershell. Some of it is over my head at this point, but it’s a great resource. Check it out.
Couple of additional links.
http://www.powershell.com/plus/videos.html (both videos)