Stucco: Start to Publish

Creating an open source module in minutes!

Follow Along or

Jump Ahead

You can see the slides: Slides
Or look at the full thing: Doc

Quick Intro

  • Gilbert Sanchez
  • SeƱor Systems Engineer at Meta
  • Writing PowerShell for the last 10ish years


  1. Install Modules
  2. Setup Our Github Repo
  3. Create Our Module
  4. Commit
  5. Publish


If you want to follow along on your computer here's what you should get ready.

  • Github account
  • Git installed
  • VS Code (Recommended)

Install Stucco!

A good starting point.

Install-Module Stucco

Configure Your Github Repository

Create a New Github Repo

Create Repo & Check it Out

  1. Pick a name, description, etc.
  2. Create Repository
  3. Check it out!

Create Your Module


Follow the prompts

Let's Examine

  • Repo Layout
  • Requirements.ps1
  • psakeFile.ps1
  • Build.ps1


.\build.ps1 -Task Test

Or in VS Code

Terminal -> Run Task -> Test

Commit your code!

git add .
git commit -m "Initial commit!"
git push

Get Ready for PSGallery

  1. Login to PSGallery
  2. Create API keys
  3. Copy

Put Your API Key into Github

  1. Go to your new repo
  2. Settings
  3. Secrets -> Actions
  4. "PS_GALLERY_KEY" and paste

Time to Publish

At this point your code should be ready to publish.

Bonus: Test Results on PR's

  1. $PSBPreference.Test.OutputFormat = 'JUnitXml'
  2. Upload your unit tests via upload-artifact
  3. Use EnricoMi/publish-unit-test-result-action@v1

See CI.yaml

Thank you!

Cover Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash

For Demo I pre-logged into PSGallery & Github Basic VM with the following configured - Windows Terminal Preview - Git - VS Code w/ following Extensions -- PowerShell Preview -- markdownlint -- Marp for VS Code

Note that it installs it's pre-requisites. Pester included (which you may need to ) Install-Module Pester -RequiredVersion 5.3.3 -SkipPublisherCheck

A few options... git clone ... Github's tool

Known issue with Windows PowerShell

Look into branch protection rules