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3. The Dime Tour

Chapter 3. The Dime Tour

Scripting and system programming are symbiotic. Used together, they produce programming environments of exceptional power.

John Ousterhout, creator of Tcl

PowerShell provides rapid turnaround during development for a number of reasons. It eliminates compile time, it’s an interpreter and makes development more flexible by allowing programming during application runtime, and it sits on top of powerful components, all connected by the .NET framework.

If you want to write PowerShell scripts, you need to learn the PowerShell syntax and its building blocks—like cmdlets and functions—and how to tap into PowerShell’s ecosystem, including the .NET Framework, third-party DLLs, and DLLs you create.

There’s a lot to cover, even in the dime tour, so let’s get started.


  

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