Liam Bennett

Liam Bennett

tools, rants and day-to-day opinions

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In part 1 of this series of posts I discussed some of the challenges when writing modules for puppet on windows: documentation, packging, ISOs and reboots. In part 2 I will discuss how I learnt about this, about the modules that I have written, the learning outcomes and about contributing to the forge.

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One of the more recent patterns in structuring out puppet manifests is: roles and profiles [1] [2]. The summary is this: profiles are a collection of classes/modules and roles are a collection of profiles. Having started to re-factor our own infratructure with this pattern recently there was one question that cam immediately to mind .. what’s next?

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I have recently spent some time working with puppet, in particular working on writing modules for Windows and I wanted to share some of my thoughts and experiences that I learnt along the way.

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I have been spending a lot of time lately working with Ruby and in particular a reasonably large suite of cucumber tests. Cucumber has been adapted by several teams within Mimecast to varying degrees of success and maturity, mostly dependent on each individual teams’ experience with Ruby.

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