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Extending Puppet - Second Edition

By : Alessandro Franceschi, Jaime Soriano Pastor
Book Image

Extending Puppet - Second Edition

By: Alessandro Franceschi, Jaime Soriano Pastor

Overview of this book

Puppet has changed the way we manage our systems, but Puppet itself is changing and evolving, and so are the ways we are using it. To tackle our IT infrastructure challenges and avoid common errors when designing our architectures, an up-to-date, practical, and focused view of the current and future Puppet evolution is what we need. With Puppet, you define the state of your IT infrastructure, and it automatically enforces the desired state. This book will be your guide to designing and deploying your Puppet architecture. It will help you utilize Puppet to manage your IT infrastructure. Get to grips with Hiera and learn how to install and configure it, before learning best practices for writing reusable and maintainable code. You will also be able to explore the latest features of Puppet 4, before executing, testing, and deploying Puppet across your systems. As you progress, Extending Puppet takes you through higher abstraction modules, along with tips for effective code workflow management. Finally, you will learn how to develop plugins for Puppet - as well as some useful techniques that can help you to avoid common errors and overcome everyday challenges.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Extending Puppet Second Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Chapter 12. Future Puppet

Time is relative.

My future is your present.

These two lines started this chapter in the first edition of this book, and as expected, lots of things have changed since then. Most of the features previously seen as future are already present and some of them are well consolidated. And, as with the first edition, some of the features we'll review here will be not the future, but the present of some of the readers of this book.

While writing this second edition, Puppet 4 has become a reality and we may not be seeing so many revolutionary changes and experimental features as we saw with the latest releases. The roadmap to the next Puppet releases aims more at improvements in existing features and to continue working on performance and on a more optimized codebase. These changes include full code rewrites to other languages, and changes in network protocols.

Puppet also has to respond to how the computing world is changing; everything is in the cloud now and containers...