Here’s a quick function to allow you something close to splatting with DSC resources:
Here’s why you may need it.
I’ve created a template to quickly get started building a sample PowerShell Module that includes different components such as Classes, Enum, private and public functions, DSC Resources, some Unit tests, Quality tests, code coverage, deployment, dependency resolution for build, and AppVeyor Integration.
Note: You’ll need the Plaster module version currently in their Dev branch for this to work, as it’s not yet released (but will be very soon!).
This is the second article in a “getting started with DSC Development”, covering tools and workflow. The previous post was covering general Windows Automation techniques, some of them existing since the Windows XP days and before!
This time we’ll look at tools, techniques and workflow that will enable us to make changes using scientific method, iteratively.
This is the first article in a series that aim to explore one way of getting started with DSC Development, covering tools and workflow.
In very short and abstract, the life cycle of a Windows Server could look like:
This series aims to focus at the Configuration part, mainly in its development phase, but also covers the basics of creating windows Image for experimentation purposes. The idea is to get started experimenting quickly, but I would not use this approach of Image creation for something that needs to be maintained.
I wanted write down somewhere what technical books I’ve read, or I want to read in future.
Here’s my list, please comment to suggest some more! A couple of them haven’t been released yet, but I want to grab them either when they’re released, or through MEAP.
Adding a few suggested by BenH following DSCCamp:
That’s all I have in mind at the moment, but my books are all stacked in a corner of the leaving room, waiting for the bookshelf to be built…
What do you think, anything worth adding?