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PowerShell is definitely gaining momentum in the windows scripting world but I still hear folks wanting to rely on Unix based tools to get their job done.  In this series of posts I’m going to look at converting some of the more popular Unix based tools to PowerShell. fold The Unix “fold” command will take as input a list of files and wrap each input line to fit within a specified width.  By default, fold breaks lines wider than 80 columns and the output is split into as many lines as necessary. I’ve included the following runtime arguments in my implementation: Unix PowerShell Description -s -spaces Break at spaces when possible. -w -width Use WIDTH columns instead of 80. The code is fairly straightforward.  Each file is iterated upon and then for each file, each line is processed.  if the width is less than or equal to the specified width, it is printed to the con... (more)

Introducing AskBing The PowerShell Bing Twitter Proxy

Last week I posted a PowerShell function library for Microsoft’s newly introduced search engine at Bing.com.  The function library was appropriately named PoshBing. There was a log of interest in the script so I quickly moved it off my blog and onto a CodePlex project under PoshBing. Working on the command line is fun and all, but since I spend a good portion of my time accessing my twitter account, I figured it would be a bit of fun to integrate it with my previously released PoshTweet PowerShell twitter library. So, after an hour or so of coding it up and creating the @askbing ... (more)

iControl 101 - #24 - Folders

SyntaxHighlighter.all();Bucket Way back in time (well, not so way back), configuration objects were stored in one location in the configuration.  For the sake of this article, we’ll call this the root “bucket”.  This worked fine for small organizations but we found that as companies grew and, as a consequence, the number of applications they needed to support increased, it became more difficult to manage all the objects in a single “bucket”. vs_1 vs_2 pool_1 pool_2 monitor_1 monitor_2 Buckets In BIG-IP version 9.4, we introduced the concept of “Partitions”.  With Partitions, you c... (more)

A Brief History Of DevOps By @F5Networks | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

DevOps 101 - A Brief History Of Time If you have anything to do with developing products or working in IT helping to deploy and run them, chances are you have heard the term "DevOps" in one form or another.  Just like the ubiquitous "Cloud" floating out in the Internet somewhere, DevOps has become a catch-all phrase for anything that is Developer or Operations related. Before jumping into what DevOps is, I think it's helpful to look back at the evolution of software development which will make it clear why DevOps was inevitable. First Came The Developer And QA I'll start be loo... (more)

DevOps 101 - Collaboration By @JoePruitt | @DevOpsSummit #API #DevOps #Microservices

In my previous articles on the history of DevOps, I outlined the following pillars of the DevOps methodology Management Integration Communication and information sharing Collaboration Automation Measurement The Fourth Pillar The fourth pillar is Collaboration.  Collaboration is defined as: "working with others to do a task and to achieve shared goals." In traditional separated organizations, there is not often collaboration between the design, development, testing (QA), and deployment (IT) functions that go with the application delivery lifecycle. As I mentioned in my last article,... (more)