PowerShell Ecosystem vs. Perl

Edward Haletky (aka @texiwill) has just published a really interesting story of how he got converted to PowerShell thanks to the rich ecosystem we have.

He started with Perl:

I wrote a Perl application that would log in to an ESX host, run an assessment of its configuration and from there aid me in judging the security of the host and some smaller parts of the virtual environment. Since it was written in Perl, it would be hard to get people to use excepting myself and other Perl users. This breed is found mostly within the Linux world; many VMware infrastructure administrators may not understand Perl well as it comes with a learning curve.

Then he found:

They all combined are solving Edward’s tasks. Quite a success story for the PowerShell ecosystem! Read the whole story here.

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4 Responses to “PowerShell Ecosystem vs. Perl”

  1. 1 Joel "Jaykul" Bennett February 18, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    That SharpSSH project is on SourceForge.net (where you linked it) not CodePlex 😉

  2. 2 Dmitry Sotnikov February 18, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Oops, thanks for spotting this. Typo fixed.

  3. 4 Dmitry Sotnikov February 19, 2009 at 12:44 am


    Interesting – I swear I was using the old one and it worked. Looks like they’ve just changed the URL. Thanks for letting me know! I went ahead and updated my post.


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