A lot of people have noticed that Monad Beta 3 was released. I have zero experience with Monad but I’ve wanted to take a closer look at Monad for a long time though that has always been postponed. When it got dropped from Longhorn my interest dropped too.
However when I read about the Beta 3 release and something about it being feature complete I figured I’d give it a go and I’m glad I did.
My first stop was the Scripting with Microsoft Monad Shell, on Script Center. From that page I downloaded the two part webcast; Next Generation Command Line Scripting with Monad.
When I started using Linux the first thing I fell in love with was the shell capabilities, they were fantastic compared to what was offered in Windows. After seeing the webcasts all I can say is WOW. Monad looks very promising!
I haven’t done much at this stage, just some goofing around:
MSH C:\> dir | sort length
MSH C:\> Get-WMIObject Win32_ComputerSystem
MSH C:\> “Do you like msh?”[3,10,13]
Now it’s time to start reading the documentation.
It was nice to see that James wasn’t fired for part 2 of the webcast after the Winamp fiasco 😉