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

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Beyond Puppet 4.x

The future of Puppet is probably going to be determined by its platform changes: on one side, the migration of server and network code to its Clojure platform, and on the other, the migration of client tooling and hot-spots to C++.

Consolidating Clojure implementations will give robustness, better performance, and maintainability to server code. With a micro services approach, each component will be developed in the stack that is most suitable for its specific mission. In Puppet Conf 2015, Peter Heune presented a prototype of an implementation of a compiler compatible with Puppet 4 written in C++. In the demoed examples, new implementation compiled pure Puppet code (Ruby-defined types and functions are not supported yet), orders ...

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