Tuesday, June 30, 2009

BOOK REVIEW: Microsoft PowerShell, VBScript and JScript Bible

Time for another book review. This time I will be reviewing Microsoft PowerShell, VBScript and JScript Bible available on amazon.com HERE.

I like the format of this book. Several sections provide code listings in VBScript and JScript to show how to complete various tasks.

All, if not most, of the content was written by James O'Neill. James has a very good blog (http://blogs.technet.com/jamesone/), and wrote an extensive PowerShell library for Hyper-V (http://www.codeplex.com/PSHyperv), so he definitely has some good practical experience with PowerShell.

In the end, I would recommend this book to anyone doing any kind of scripting. I think this is a good book for beginners as it is task-based, and if someone wants to gain experience with any of the scripting languages in this book, this is a good one-stop-shop reference guide.

My challenge for the authors would be to have all the code listing in all 3 scripting languages side-by-side, and, for example, have another section on what PowerShell can do, that the others can't like direct access to managed code.