One way to get better is to learn a new language.
I’m beginning Windows PowerShell. I have the Windows PowerShell Cookbook from Amazon. (I always like a cookbook.)
I’m going to love never again using
cmd.exe, which I’ve always hated. I’ve sometimes used Cygwin instead, but this PowerShell is positively wired into Windows.
(Yes, yes, I know I’m late to the PowerShell party, but I haven’t really needed it up to now.)