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

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Summary

The world of systems administration changes, and Puppet does too. It appeared to us to be a very powerful tool that helps us in day-to-day operations, making it easier and comprehensible to provision and maintain infrastructures composed by either a few or hundreds of nodes.

In this chapter, we saw how this tool is evolving in several ambits. We saw on one side new features that will be included in the language and in the APIs for simplicity and to help us write more efficient catalogs. We saw how even best practices change: something that looked like a very good idea to extend Puppet, as was the case of the faces, now is looked on as something difficult to maintain, and new recommendations are given. We also saw that some resources as ...

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