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PUP201: How To Use Puppet Like An Adult

by dan

Published July 25, 2013 in Technology

Puppet is an immensely powerful tool for system administration, but with great power comes great responsibility, and it’s not always obvious how to structure your configurations. There are many different ways to accomplish similar goals, and this malleability has given rise to a plethora of different design and architecture principles - some of which are good, and many of which are bad.

In this talk, Ben and Dan will explain the guiding principles of responsible Puppet design and architecture, walking you through real-world examples in order to illustrate solid methodological approaches, and illuminate Puppet administrators of all skill levels. As an added bonus, we will also show you how Puppet can be integrated into automated deployment and continuous integration platforms - an increasingly important component of today’s development and operational landscape.