These are chat archives for alanrenouf/vCheck-vSphere

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Apr 2015
Alan Renouf
@alanrenouf
Apr 30 2015 02:37
Agreed, awesome job!
Kevin Kirkpatrick
@vScripter
Apr 30 2015 02:40
:octocat: :thumbsup:
Kevin Kirkpatrick
@vScripter
Apr 30 2015 02:52
I was thinking about the need for XML files for certain pieces and parts; has there been any thoughts about switching to JSON for the structured data/'schema' based portions of the report? I think it's a bit more 'readable' and PowerShell has good native support for it. Just throwing an idea out there.
Alan Renouf
@alanrenouf
Apr 30 2015 02:57
Which pieces and parts? But in generally I agree JSON is the way to go, I see it being preferred to XML recently.
Kevin Kirkpatrick
@vScripter
Apr 30 2015 03:11
I have no idea why I even said 'pieces & parts'; the only thing I had in my head was the Plugins.xmlfile.
Alan Renouf
@alanrenouf
Apr 30 2015 03:12
:) yeah we could always convert that
Kevin Kirkpatrick
@vScripter
Apr 30 2015 03:18
but it could end up scaling or being used for anything where we would need to store key-value paired data. I agree that it seems to be the internet's most popular means of storing and using structured data of all kinds. I guess it's not surprising, given the fact that IT Infrastructure is basically a sea of APIs, now (love me some APIs); I don't think I've ran across a recent API interface that doesn't take/mandate a JSON payload, lol
Alan Renouf
@alanrenouf
Apr 30 2015 03:20
Tell me about it, if this were NDA I could talk about this subject all day, or maybe I already did
Kevin Kirkpatrick
@vScripter
Apr 30 2015 03:22
I'm covered under current VMware NDA looks left; looks right Lol
Alan Renouf
@alanrenouf
Apr 30 2015 03:22
:)
Kevin Kirkpatrick
@vScripter
Apr 30 2015 03:31
In case anyone missed this earlier today, Microsoft announced/released Visual Studio Code which is a free, multi platform editor, geared toward supporting ASP.NET v5 & Node.js web applications.
It also has native support for git and syntax highlighting for PowerShell (and defaults to CRLF line endings when writing PowerShell code in OS X :smirk: )
Alan Renouf
@alanrenouf
Apr 30 2015 03:57
Writing PowerShell code on OSX, if only they had open sourced Powershell as well, then maybe you could run the code on OSX as well
Kevin Kirkpatrick
@vScripter
Apr 30 2015 03:58
Actually, they did!
Well, kind of..
.NET Core CLR is now available for OS X and a new Core CLR version of PowerShell is going to have to be used to manage those end points, as I understood it.
Alan Renouf
@alanrenouf
Apr 30 2015 04:09
Let see what happens then, PowerShell and PowerCLI for Linux and OSX would be sweet
Kevin Kirkpatrick
@vScripter
Apr 30 2015 04:09
I agree 100%