Open Sourcing of the ASP.NET Membership PowerShell Provider

§ July 27, 2010 01:41 by beefarino |

Over the past year I've blogged and presented about the benefits of targeting PowerShell as a framework for supporting the applications you develop.  I firmly believe PowerShell is the most appropriate choice of platforms for creating interactive and flexible toolsets.  Today I'm proud to announce that one of the original projects that led to this belief - the ASP.NET Membership PowerShell Provider - is being released by Code Owls LLC as open source.

You can find the project hosted on CodePlex here.

My reasons for this don't really center around wanting to share the code.  That is, I've already written detailed blogs about creating this particular provider, and plan to round those out with a few more posts:

So in my mind, the code is already public.  The primary reason I wanted to get this project public and posted was to get people using it and contributing to the project.  At the moment, the glaring omission is Active Directory support, and this is where I need the most help since I don’t have ready access to an Active Directory environment.  If you’re interested in helping out, by all means contact me through this blog or through the CodePlex project page.

I realize this project may be a bit niche, but its a niche is begging to be filled.  The existing Membership toolset is atrocious, and the applicable PowerShell offering is robust, interactive, and full of chewy goodness.


CodeStock 2010: PowerShell as a Tools Platform

§ July 4, 2010 01:54 by beefarino |

At long last, I'm home from my working vacation and have a chance to do some CodeStock postprocessing.  Several people have asked me for the resources from my PowerShell presentation.  You'll find downloadable RARs of the powerpoint and code below.  I've also placed the deck on SlideShare for convenience:

The bulk of the code is described in the following posts:

I will be adding a few posts soon to round out the code coverage.  Feel free to drop me any questions or concerns you have.  I'd love the chance to give this talk to any .NET user groups in the area!

ASPNETMembership.rar (284.35 kb)

PowerShell as a Tools Platform.rar (1.17 mb)