Tools: Pipeworks

PowerShell Pipeworks is a pretty interesting module for PowerShell. Most modules for Posh are focused on doing some discrete task(s). The design principle of Cmdlets is to make single function executables just like Unix shell commands.

I think Pipeworks is the first 3rd party framework I’ve seen developed on Powershell. It’s scripting glue you can use to build automation with Service Oriented Architecture principles. With PowerShell v3 and the whole Windows Management Framework it was packaged in, there is a new Powershell feature called Workflows. Workflows was designed and released also to solve the problem of orchestrating more complex sequences of logic.