There was a ‘What’s New in PowerShell v5?’ webinar recently. I found one of the questions, that was asked of the participants, quite interesting. The question was, “What skill level of PowerShell content would you like to see on Petri.com?” At 49%, intermediate skill level came in first. It was followed by beginner at 34%, and expert at 18%.
I get that we don’t know the skill level of those that responded, or even the number of people that answered the question. Regardless, I was excited, and I’ll tell you why. I mentioned it here first, but a large part of why I write about Windows PowerShell, is because I want to provide original and current, intermediate-level, PowerShell content.
There was a day, about a year (and, maybe a half ago) that I decided I needed to learn at least one thing about PowerShell every day – to include Saturday and Sunday. It didn’t matter how simple, or complex, it was. You see, I understood that the best way to learn Windows PowerShell was to immerse myself, as much as my regular life – the one with the kids, and my wife – allowed. I wanted to ensure I was reading and learning about PowerShell, whenever possible.
My favorite place to find content was Twitter – a bunch of people, from all over, sharing articles and blogs, and asking questions. It was, and still is, a central place to go and find some random article to encourage my learning. I still search there regularly, and now, since maybe June 2014, I even post my own articles. I don’t know who reads what around here, but I often consider that someone like me is looking for new PowerShell content on Twitter, and I want them to feel like there’s plenty, by doing my part to contribute.
I want to be an expert at PowerShell – there’s no question. But until then, I’ll keep writing for us intermediates – not too basic, or too advanced.