This week on the Puppet Podcast, authors William Van Hevelingen and Spencer Krum join Puppet Community team Dawn Foster and Kara Sowles to give us some insight into the upcoming new edition of the book Pro Puppet. The third author, Mozilla sysadmin Ben Kero, wasn't able to join us.
The first three chapters of the new Pro Puppet will be focused on anyone setting up Puppet for the first time. The rest of the book goes deeper, including how to run Puppet without a master, how to get your workflow down, an updated section on the MCollective orchestration engine, and an entire chapter dedicated to Hiera.
The original Pro Puppet was written by James Turnbull and Jeff McCune and published by Apress in 2011, so it was overdue for an update. Listen to how Spencer, William, and Ben ended up writing the book - involving a piece of misplaced spam mail - and what book is coming up next.
The new Pro Puppet will be available Nov. 20th on Amazon.com, and you can pre-order your copy now!