Would you like to contribute to "Monad Hacks"?

Mon, Jan 23, 2006 2-minute read

Do you have an awesome little script that you want to share with the world?  A Monad administration technique so slick that you want everyone to know about it?

Here’s a great chance - the opportunity to include your work in a forthcoming O’Reilly “Monad Hacks” book.

As you might know, one of the great hallmarks of this series is that it includes contributions from enthusiasts worldwide.  I’m continually amazed at the techniques that you all come up with.  It will be great for those techniques to help jump-start the learning process of countless future administrators and power users.

What counts as a hack?

A hack is a “non-obvious solution to an interesting problem.”  Do you have some script or technique that solves an interesting administration or scripting task?  Does it involve more than just a straight-forward chunk of code?  If so, then you probably have a hack on your hands.  Keeping your hack concise is a good goal - but concise to the point of obfuscation is not.

Contribute your hack

If you have something that you’d like to contribute, please send an email to [email protected].  There’s no need to send the code just yet, but a description and example would be great.  If your hack fits within the focus and scope of the book, then you could be well on your way to getting your name in print.

[Edit: Monad has now been renamed to Windows PowerShell. This script or discussion may require slight adjustments before it applies directly to newer builds.]