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Extending Puppet - Second Edition by Jaime Soriano Pastor, Alessandro Franceschi

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Tiny Puppet

As we can see when developing Puppet modules, when we want to configure a service, whatever it is, we follow more or less the same pattern: we install the software, we deploy the configuration files, and we start the services.

Tiny Puppet (http://tiny-puppet.com/) is an ambitious project that aims to provide a unified way to manage any kind of software in any operating system using minimalistic code by taking advantage of this common pattern that most modules implement.

The project is basically divided into two parts. One is a smart module with a collection of definitions that can manage the basic use cases: packages installation, configuration files management, and additional repositories setup. The second part is tiny data, a repository ...

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