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Create your own Redbook

By John | February 6, 2008

I found this yesterday on Alphaworks…

My IBM® Redbooks® is a Web 2.0 mashup that remixes IBM Redbooks. It uses many of the most popular IBM Redbooks, enabling you to create customized books based on your interests and needs.

Chapters can be merged from any of the available IBM Redbooks, allowing you to create a personalized book for anything from an end-to-end solution consisting of various chapters from multiple IBM Redbooks to a book with only a few chapters of interest.

My IBM Redbooks

It is really simple to use. You just download the service.txt files, and a dialog will walk you through selection lists of Redbooks. You just pick the chapters you want, and sha-bang, you have your own customized Redbook. The only drawback is the limited set of ITM 6.x books available. Hopefully, this will improve, and I can make some interesting mashups.

In this example, I was able to include chapter 14 on troubleshooting from the getting started Redbook and chapter 6 from the certification guide.

Topics: ibm, redbook | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Create your own Redbook”

  1. Rob Says:
    February 6th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    It’s great, I just built my own Redbook. Now if only this would work for IBM manuals in the InfoCenter. For example, I’d love to compile a book listing all the predefined Situations we have or Workspaces that are found in the multitude of ITM for’s.

  2. John Says:
    February 6th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    That is a great idea. I will Ping the Redbook guys and find out more on where this is going.