Learning Test-Driven Development: Book Review
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by Paolo Frigo
7M ago
I am always looking for books that could unlock new possibilities and help me improve my technical skills.  TDD is an area where I consider my experience very limited and where I would like to be inspired. When this book was published just a couple of months ago I saw an interesting opportunity to refresh … The post Learning Test-Driven Development: Book Review first appeared on Scripting Library ..read more
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The DevOps Handbook: Book Review
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by Paolo Frigo
1y ago
The DevOps Handbook by Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, and John Willis is probably the most popular DevOps book available today. I read the first edition of this book a couple of years ago, but I didn’t write an article here, so I’m taking the opportunity for the recent second edition to publish my … The post The DevOps Handbook: Book Review first appeared on Scripting Library ..read more
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How to Export Third-Party Drivers with PowerShell
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by Paolo Frigo
1y ago
I’ve recently accepted a new role and joined a new company this week. During the first day, I’ve followed my usual practice of using chocolatey to install most of the developer’s tools I will use, installed WSL2, and I’ve created a full backup of the laptop. Working in operations for most of my career and … The post How to Export Third-Party Drivers with PowerShell first appeared on Scripting Library ..read more
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Hello, Startup : book review
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by Paolo Frigo
1y ago
The main reason why I was interested in reading this book is because I saw a youtube video of the author talking at HashiConf’18, I saw that video nearly 2 years later and there were too many things that resonated with my experiences at the time. Yevgeniy Brikman is also the author of “Terraform Up … The post Hello, Startup : book review first appeared on Scripting Library ..read more
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How to run on-demand AV scanning on a file with MS Defender using Powershell
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by Paolo Frigo
1y ago
Last month I’ve published an article on MS Defender and Nagios, on a similar topic this week I used the MS Defender Powershell module and wrote a helper function to scan on-demand a file using mpcmd.exe. mpcmd.exe As usual, the best place to start is the official documentation for mpcmd.exe. First of all Microsoft Defender … The post How to run on-demand AV scanning on a file with MS Defender using Powershell first appeared on Scripting Library ..read more
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How to upload files to Azure Blob Storage using Powershell via the REST API
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by Paolo Frigo
1y ago
When I need to upload files on Azure Blog Storage the tools that I generally use are Storage Explorer (installed on my workstation or the web version included in the portal) and AzCopy, but within a script also would prefer using Azure RestAPI. Before writing this article I search if this topic was already covered, … The post How to upload files to Azure Blob Storage using Powershell via the REST API first appeared on Scripting Library ..read more
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Monitoring an Internet Connection using Python
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by Paolo Frigo
1y ago
When RaspberryPi 3+ first came out after playing with sensors and an Arduino Uno board for a while, I used it for monitoring wireless and internet connections in different premises. Thanks to the compact size and the low power needed it was the best tool.  I thought it would be interesting to know how consistent … The post Monitoring an Internet Connection using Python first appeared on Scripting Library ..read more
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The Practice of the Cloud System Administration – Book review
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by Paolo Frigo
1y ago
It all started with “Time Management for System Administrator” of Tom Limoncelli, then I’ve read “The Practice of System and Network administrator”. Then I read “The Practice of Cloud System administrator” which are chronologically ordered and marked as Volume 1 and Volume 2, which both were written by Limoncelli, Hogan, Chalup. I’m also a musician … The post The Practice of the Cloud System Administration – Book review first appeared on Scripting Library ..read more
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Microsoft Defender PowerShell module and Nagios
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by Paolo Frigo
1y ago
Microsoft Defender antivirus is included in every Windows OS and there are many components and options available to manage, protect and monitor endpoints. I was not surprised a few months ago when I needed to implement a monitoring check for Nagios that there was a dedicated PowerShell module that did exactly what I needed. Naming … The post Microsoft Defender PowerShell module and Nagios first appeared on Scripting Library ..read more
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How to show all known Wi-Fi network SSIDs and Passphrases with Powershell
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by Paolo Frigo
1y ago
I think is very important to remember how much information is stored on our laptops over the years, this is the case also for all wireless networks with (SSID and Passphrase) that our OS stores and use to connect automatically. Retrieving this information can be performed either via the GUI or CLI, but I was … The post How to show all known Wi-Fi network SSIDs and Passphrases with Powershell first appeared on Scripting Library ..read more
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