Web development on Windows can be perceived by some developers as clunky due to the lack of proper native tooling. While Command Prompt, also known as cmd.exe, is less than ideal for an efficient development workflow, modern Windows systems come packed with the mighty Windows PowerShell, a command-line shell that includes an interactive prompt and a scripting environment.
PowerShell gives you access to the file system on the computer, lets you make server requests, and much more! However, guidance on running development tasks is often provided for MacOS and Linux only. To support Windows users, this guide demonstrates how to perform common web development tasks using PowerShell.