In this part, you’ll learn about the Puppet configuration language and how to think in a declarative manner. You’ll set up a testing environment that you can use to learn Puppet while reading this book. You’ll be able to continue to use this setup to develop and test your Puppet code long after you have finished this book.
To start, you will install Puppet and create your first Puppet manifests. You’ll learn how to utilize resources, how to associate them, and how to order and limit the changes upon them.
When you finish this part of the book, you’ll have a solid understanding of the Puppet configuration language. As you make your way through the chapters in this part, you will write and test your own Puppet manifests. This part establishes a foundation of modern best practices from which you can explore Puppet’s features and capabilities.