Automating Software Automation

Yet another Chocolatey/PowerShell post!
Sorry, I rarely have time to put my thoughts to words – so I take any chance – and lately I’ve been thinking about software automation on Windows a lot! The possibilities seem quite overwhelming, and I like this alot! 😉

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VisualStudioCode Is Awesome!

I often complained that Notepad++ was the only usable text editor on Windows.. until I came in touch with VisualStudioCode in summer last year. It rocks!

It comes with a ton of cool features and is easily extensible with plugins. Just take a look at how great git diffs are visualized. And its FREE.

 

Thanks Microsoft, you really did us a great favor with this awesome tool!

 

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It’s All About The Choco(latey?)

Things chocolate is good for:

  • eating chocolate – the darker the better
  • chocolate fondue
  • chocolate brownies
  • triple choco cookies
  • installing software

> installing software . . . (WAIT WHAT ?!?!?!)

The last one isn’ quite right – but, no matter how sweet chocolate is, chocolatey might be even more delicious!

Ok, clarification: Chocolatey (short: “choco”) is a package manger for Windows that actually works really well, has loads of packages in the public repo – and you can create packages yourself pretty easily!

– if you are not hyped right now – you may as well leave 🙂 –

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Wrapping A PowerShell-Script Call In A Batchfile

Yet another opinion on this topic, YAY!

As I wasn’t satisfied with the most common solutions out there (first 5 google hits) – I’ve decided to create a .ps1->.bat wrapper on my own:

>> WrapPowerShellScript.bat on GitHub <<

Why did I create another version of the very same thing that should be well known already? – because I wanted to pass all arguments/parameters that are passed to the .bat-File to the wrapped PowerShell script:

Update: of course this also works with ‘BoundParameters’ 🙂

 

If you don’t like it – have a look at those alternatives:
* howtogeek – how-to-use-a-batch-file-to-make-powershell-scripts-easieto-run
* stackoverflow how-to-run-a-powershell-script-file-from-within-a-bat-file-and-pass-multiple-par