Thursday, May 11, 2006

Speed Up Your PowerShell


I've been having fun with the latest drop of PoSh.  I'll be showing a demo of how to manage workitems on Team Foundation Server with a PoSh script at Saturday's CodeCamp.

One annoyance with the current RC is that it is slow to start.  I saw a thread on the newsgroup about performance and found this nugget:

set-alias ngen C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\ngen.exe
ls $pshome/*.dll |%{ngen install $_.fullname }

The ngen utility compiles .NET assemblies to native code.  Without this step, the PoSh process was performing a JIT compile on all the PoSh assemblies.  Apparently, this is supposed to happen at the end of installation, but doesn't as a result of a bug.  For now, this makes my play... er, work with PoSh even more fun.


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 Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Google Juice


I use a RSS aggregator to read the web.  This is a great way to organize and prioritize information.  Last week, however, I was surprised to see the following headline in my reader:

Alan Stevens from Knoxville

This was from a post on Wally McClure's blog.  Wally and I are both speaking this weekend at the Atlanta Code Camp, and in October at DevLink.  I thought it was cool of Wally to publish this post, and link back to Cave Markings.  In fact, Wally is generally a cool guy, and you should check out his