It has been a while since my last post so let’s get back on track with some “interesting” things I’ve discovered while working on another project for another blog post (or two).
The project involves taking almost all the modules in the PowerShell Gallery and pulling all their help data into a graph database (Neo4j) and then doing some analytics on it. That’s still in progress but I thought I’d blog about some of the worst practices I’ve seen while doing this work.
A user on the PowerShell Slack (available here and invites here) asked about getting specific information out of Measure-Object into a more usable PowerShell objects Their initial approach was to use Select-Object and calculatd properties to do this but I suggested a nicer way to handle it by using a short function and pipeline input.
I spend a reasonable amount of time on the PowerShell Slack team (click here for invites) and we regularly have people new to PowerShell dropping in and asking questions, it recently got me thinking about the way in which I (and the many others) help people with these problems but also how I teach people in general.
Warning: This is likely to be a somewhat rambling post.
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