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Be A Good PowerShell Citizen - Paul Broadwith.pptx


Be A Good PowerShell Citizen

Every group, community or organisation has:

  • Rules
  • Standards
  • Best practice
  • Guidelines

Following the 'rules' makes you a good citizen and makes it easier to interact and communicate with peers and colleagues.

10 do's and don'ts of PowerShell

  1. Develop a style and stick to it
  2. Use Advanced Functions
  3. Leverage built-in validation
  4. Name your things well
  5. Filter left, format right
  6. Sprinkle comments
  7. Avoid technical debt, write help now
  8. Use the pipeline and objects
  9. Don't pollute the users session
  10. Go green with your code – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle


Presentation given at the Scottish PowerShell and Devops User Group on 21 June 2017.

Scottish PowerShell & DevOps User Group: