Turning in his pager for an airline miles membership, Chris Barker now helps fellow system administrators refine and automate their infrastructure. In his past life as a systems administrator, he has administered Linux, Windows, and OS X systems in infrastructure ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He was drawn to Puppet due to his automation-driven creativity. When not traveling for Puppet, he resides in Portland, OR automating parts of his house and deconstructing cocktails.
About the speaker
Know Before You Go - Puppet Code Deployment Best Practices
Just like any trip, it is best to know what to expect before you get on the plane to your destination. This talk will cover technologies and practices to help you prepare for changes to your Puppet code base and therefore your infrastructure. More than just writing tests, there are ways to help anticipate the impact of a change before it is deployed. Outages can be stopped before they are ever committed to your main branch.