Consuming iCalendar Events With PowerShell

One of the cool benefits you get with PowerShell is the ability to make use of external .NET assemblies. Lately I found myself wanting to do some scripting involving an iCalendar feed, and since I hate writing console applications every time I have some small task to perform, PowerShell seemed like a good choice. While there is no built-in support for consuming iCalendar files, the ability to augment it with an assembly meant that I could import the DDay.iCal library I’ve used before in other .NET projects.

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Using IronPython to Enforce Code Conventions in Visual Studio Builds

Recently I was reading a blog post by Scott Guthrie about the new syntax for HTML encoding output in ASP.NET 4, where he said the following:
“This enables you to default to always using <%: %> code nuggets instead of <%=…

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LINQ for JavaScript: Using and Extending JSLINQ

If you’re a developer in the .NET realm, you have undoubtedly learned to use and love LINQ for dealing with collections. If you haven’t, then what are you waiting for? In this age of AJAX powered sites, managing…

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Scripting IIS 7 with PowerShell

Often I find that the last thing I want to look at is yet another new language to learn, but PowerShell is proving itself to be very useful for writing up Windows scripts, particularly when you want to interact directly…

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