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Archive for June 17th, 2014

Thanks Jaykul for explaining me a custom PowerShell script that acts like DU (DiskUsage).

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/17

Thanks Joel Bennett (aka Jaykul) from Huddled Masses for answering my Stack Overflow question PowerShell Get-DiskUsage CmdLet: how to list from a different drive/directory?

In addition to answering it, he also added a complete new and lighter implementation of that script explaining why it was lighter and what idioms to follow in PowerShell.

After reading his aswer, I was even more aware of these two things than I was before:

  • I should emphasize the importance of the object pipeline even more than I already did.
  • You should try to cut down on the dynamically instantiated objects. Like any language with heavy objects, they provide the huge benefit of fast development, but also an inherent cost.

I wasn’t aware you can put your own crafted objects into the pipeline in a very easy way. But you can: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Development, PowerShell, Scripting, Software Development | 1 Comment »

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