…picking up a copy of The PowerShell Scripting and Toolmaking Book? Or from referring someone?
I know one argument has been price. But here’s the thing: it’s $50 minimum, or whatever you want to pay beyond that, should you choose. PowerShell In Depth also has a $50 cover price (actually it might be $60 now). And it’s a lifetime subscription to a book that will be maintained and updated – we aren’t going to hit you up for another $50 for a “Second Edition” when PowerShell 6 goes GA. We’ll just update the book, and you get the updates for free (along with an email notice). And I do know that it costs more outside the US; that’s because of VAT, which y’all will have to discuss with your gummint. This is the last money you’ll ever have to spend on a book on this topic, we promise.
I ask the question because Jeff and I see so many people working so much harder than they should to produce tools that are less functional, less reusable, and less “native-patterned.” We see people mucking around with CSVs and Excel because they don’t know SQL Server is so easy in PowerShell. There’s so much that we cover already in the book (it’s about 70% done), and there’s so much more to come.
So, the serious question: what would we need to add to the book in order to make it worth your money, and to make you eager to refer people to it?
Tell me in the comments. Seriously. If there’s something in the table of contents (it’s clickable from the book’s web page) that you need to see added, speak up. If you just hate the cover, say so.