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Dec 6, 2017
1h 29m

Many people do not take the time required to become proficient at debugging. They believe it's not worth the time investment. What they don't realize is that mastering debugging actually saves them a lot more time than they would put in. In this course, Debugging PowerShell in VS Code, you'll learn the mental process behind debugging. First, you'll learn how to debug with Visual Studio Code. Next you'll be introduced to Pester, a testing framework for PowerShell. Finally, you'll discover how to take advantage of the advanced debugging features in Visual Studio Code such as watches, call stacks, and conditional breakpoints. After you've finished the course, you'll have the knowledge required to be a proficient debugger of PowerShell code.

About the author
About the author

Josh Duffney is an IT Professional turned PowerShell Developer who is fascinated by all things DevOps and automation. He is a Pluralsight author, speaker, blogger, technical writer, and an automation engineer.

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Course Overview
Debugging is one of the most underappreciated skills, but it is also something that separates a good developer from a great developer. My name is Josh Duffney, and welcome to my course Debugging PowerShell in Visual Studio Code. In this course, you will learn the process behind debugging, as well as how to use Visual Studio Code to debug your PowerShell code. You'll also learn how to take advantage of the advanced debugging features in Visual Studio Code and be introduced to Pester, which is a testing framework for PowerShell. Before beginning this course, you should have a pretty good background in PowerShell. By the end of the course, you will know everything you need to know to effectively debug in Visual Studio Code. You can finally leave those Write-Host messages out of your code. I hope you'll join me on this journey and learn to debug PowerShell with Visual Studio Code.