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What is PowerShell?

A command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. Helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes.
PowerShell is a tool in the Shells category of a tech stack.

Who uses PowerShell?

Companies
312 companies reportedly use PowerShell in their tech stacks, including 23andMe, CrowdStrike, and Tanium.

Developers
177 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PowerShell.

PowerShell Integrations

Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, ConEmu, and PostSharp are some of the popular tools that integrate with PowerShell. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with PowerShell.

Why developers like PowerShell?

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PowerShell Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PowerShell in their tech stack.

Andrey Kurdyumov
Andrey Kurdyumov
Sr. Software developer | 4 upvotes 5.5K views
Microsoft IIS
Microsoft IIS
PowerShell
PowerShell
Visual Studio
Visual Studio

I use Microsoft IIS because it is shipped by default with Windows Servers for which of them I usually develop applications. IIS perfectly managed from PowerShell which I use as well, thus it is very easy choice for me. I could have clean Windows instance and bring it to desired state using PowerShell capabilities. Also this is default configuration for debugging in Visual Studio which means that I develop in the environment which is closer to production.

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Harry Martyrossian
Harry Martyrossian
Staff Software Design Engineer at VISA, Inc. | 2 upvotes 1.5K views
PowerShell
PowerShell

I use PowerShell because it is a Perl for .NET. If you love Perl you will love PowerShell too. Great design decisions and power of Perl multiplied by power of .NET!

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Homero Fonseca
Homero Fonseca
Solutions Architect Wannabe at Ubiques | 1 upvotes 1.4K views
PowerShell
PowerShell

I use PowerShell because it helps me with tools, commands and possibilities to expand Windows Shell to add utilities. Teamed with scoop.io it is really helpful to bring powr to shell like we also have in nix systems

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PowerShell's Features

  • Windows PowerShell Workflow
  • Windows PowerShell Web Access.
  • Support for .NET 4.0
  • Support for Windows Preinstallation Environment
  • Disconnected Sessions
  • Robust Session Connectivity
  • Updatable Help System

PowerShell Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PowerShell?
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
Batch
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AutoIt
It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages.
PHP
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
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PowerShell's Followers
166 developers follow PowerShell to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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