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Get Started With Puppet
We're getting ready for the most exciting IT operations conference of the year:PuppetConf 2013. If you sign up now, you can snag a 25 percent discount. Not convinced? Read our San Francisco holiday guide, then book your trip.
If you're not even sure what Puppet's all about, or how it can help you, we have a great podcast from early April where Puppet Enterprise users told us how they got started.
If you'd like to learn more, you can read about the Puppet Labs Classroom, a chance to do some bite-sized learning about all things Puppet.
Puppet Master Power-Ups
If you're already using Puppet and want to learn how to up your game, we had plenty of posts in April that might keep you busy until the end of May:
- Speed Up Your Web Development with Vagrant and Puppet: Use Puppet and Vagrant to automate away the pain of managing VMs, keeping your web developers up to speed with your production environment.
- Facter 1.7 Introduces External Facts: Make a puppet agent provide custom facts without writing any Ruby. Just drop in a text file and go.
- Bridging the Two Worlds: IT and Networking: Puppet Labs works with Juniper to extend Junos OS and provide a new networking automation solution
- Hiera for Pouncers and Stalkers: We recently gave our Hiera documentation a big shot in the arm. Here's a tour of the new docs for every type of admin.
Graphic of the Month
The OpenStack conference came to Portland. We had a booth, hosted a party, and talked to the OpenStack community. Listen to how various OpenStack leaders are using Puppet Enterprise to automate public, private and hybrid clouds:
DevOps In Action
We released the results of our 2013 State of DevOps Report in late March, and in April we followed up with additional reporting that'll help you break out of the silos in your own organization:
- Hiring for the DevOps Toolchain: The Need for Generalists: Hiring for DevOps? Find out why generalists might work for you …
- A Four Quadrant Look at the DevOps Toolchain: DevOps as a service delivery platform, and how to use the toolchain to get the platform to work.
There was lots going on in the Puppet community, too:
If you'd like to speak at PuppetConf 2013!, we want to hear from you. Accepted speakers get free tickets to PuppetConf, so apply today!
We were also out and about at Puppet Camps. Here are recaps from our London and Amsterdam events:
Puppet In The News
We're really happy to welcome our new VP of engineering, Brian Stein. Brian joined us from Red Hat. The Portland Business Journal has a report.
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