I am a big fan of modules as a way to package and distribute PowerShell functions. I create modules all the time and I tend to use a fairly robust set of build and release scripts. More recently, I have wanted to release an individual advanced function as a module but I felt that my existing process was a bit much. So I started building micro modules instead.[Read More]
Powershell: Jira module project
Let me tell you about a Jira module that I have been building over the last two weeks. I have been thinking about creating my own module for a while now. After talking about my idea after a recent PowerShell user group, I was given a lot of positive feedback on the idea. So I decided to jump in and write it.
To set the stage here, I work with the JiraPS quite a bit. Our development cycle has deeply integrated Jira into the workflow so we have quite a bit of automation around Jira issues. There are times that we push JiraPS harder than it was intended to be pushed.[Read More]
What happened to kevinmarquette.github.io?
2018: What have you done with PowerShell this year?
Over on /r/PowerShell, we share with each other everything that we have done with PowerShell every month and reflect on that at the end of the year. This has been a big year for me. Not only have I been able to work on some great projects professionally, I also received a lot of recognition this year for my community efforts. As I reflect back on this year, I accomplished way more than I expected.[Read More]
Powershell: Everything you wanted to know about $null
$null often appears to be simple but it has a lot of nuances. Let’s take a close look at
$null so you know what happens when you unexpectedly run into a
PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2019
The PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2019 is one of the largest gatherings of the PowerShell community. Not only is this conference packed full of sessions, it also gives you a chance to connect with many people from the community. This is a conference that has something for everyone.[Read More]
Powershell: Everything you wanted to know about arrays
Powershell: Building Modules with the Azure DevOps Pipeline
Powershell: DependsOn Module
One nice feature of a DSC configuration is that all resources support specifying a
DependsOn property that ensures that the resources that it depends on are ran first. Every once in a while, I find myself wanting to use that feature in other scripts. I created a module called DependsOn to do that for me.
Powershell: How to create a Standard Library Binary Module
I recenty had an idea for module that I wanted to implement as a binary module. I have yet to create one using the PowerShell Standard Library so this felt like a good opportunity. I was able to use the Creating a cross-platform binary module guide to create this module without any roadblocks. We are going to walk that same process and I’ll add a little extra commentary along the way.[Read More]
Powershell: Generating random data with NameIT
I find that I often need random datasets for testing or for examples in my presentations. My favorite tool for that is NameIT. This is a PowerShell module written by Doug Finke that makes it super easy to create good looking but random data.
PS:> Invoke-Generate '[person]' -Count 3 Heather Rogers John Bailey Julia Perez
I was just at the PowerShell and DevOps Summit last week. It was great to meet so many of the people that I have worked with online. I also walked way with several ideas that I wanted to work on.
One idea came to me while sitting in Kirk Munro’s session on debugging. I was writing a lot of notes and reflecting on how I was debugging my scripts. Then I realized I could make a simple function to make it easier.[Read More]
Powershell: The PowerShell News Podcast
If you have a few minutes, I would like you to check out The PowerShell News Podcast. The Podcast is hosted by two Microsoft MVPs, Mick Pletcher and Harjit Dhaliwal. They have several episodes posted that cover a good range of PowerShell topics.
I met with Mick in person on his travels back from the MVP Summit and we connected with Harjit remotely for their latest episode, Episode 6 - Interview with Kevin Marquette from the SoCal PowerShell User Group. We talked about the SoCal PowerShell User Group, the great team that I work with at loanDepot, and a bit about my contributions to the PowerShell community.
I look forward to listening to their future episodes and connecting with them again in the future.[Read More]
Powershell: Publishing community modules to an internal PSRepository
I touched base on the idea of Using a NuGet server for a PSRepository a few days ago. This is the ideal way to distribute modules to other systems. This can include community modules. Today, I am going to cover the process that I use to republish modules from the PSGallery to an internal PSRepository.[Read More]