DSC: Be careful what you test for

When it comes to testing the state of our environment with Desired State Configuration it’s important to remember to keep it as lightweight as possible. Take the following scenario: You’ve built a custom DSC Module that installs, uninstalls or updates versions of a custom in-house piece of Software. A new version of the Software is […]

Making sense of DSC Configuration Data

The intricacies of DSC Configuration Data can be somewhat tricky to understand at first but today I want to show you that once you have played around with it and created some example configurations it will all make sense. Let’s connect some of the dots so it becomes crystal clear. Here is a static DSC […]

Test-Playground – Kitchen DSC for PowerShell

As a precursor to this post I want to thank Matt Wrock from Stephen Murawski Chef for all their hard work with Test-Kitchen and Kitchen-DSC. Testing DSC Modules and Resources can be cumbersome task when having to run them locally on your machine. You may end up with tons of different undesired configurations and files sprawled throughout your machine. […]

Making Containers beautiful

One of the things I love about PowerShell is that it can be used as somewhat ‘sudo code’ to just write things that come to mind. Afterwards, if it turns out you are onto something great you can always come back with the C# hat on and make things more official. On that note, I had great feedback […]