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Pulling Strings with Puppet: Configuration Management Made Easy

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Competent system administrators know their success hinges upon being able to perform often tedious tasks with rigor and punctuality. Such metrics are often achieved only by instituting a considerable degree of automation, something that has become even more crucial as IT environments continue to scale both in terms of size and complexity. One of the most powerful system ad

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Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2007)
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Bryan Mclellan
This book didn't meet my needs in formatting before anything else. It's an absolutely terrible desktop reference, starting with the lack of a useful index. one may argue that the internet is a better reference because it's more up to date, but when you're learning a new language I've found it essential to be able to look up terms in the book sitting on my lap quickly.

I learn more by doing than by reading usually. As a tutorial the book spread the topics out into too many chunks. This didn't lead
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Mark
Feb 25, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good introduction to Puppet but I was left wanting. The book doesn't have an index and could have been about 100 pages to be really useful.

On the plus side the length meant I could finish it quickly and there are plenty of references to online material to help fill in the gaps.
Richard Slater
Aug 14, 2013 rated it liked it
reasonable guide, good reference
Mike Benner
Mar 31, 2011 rated it liked it
This is a good book, but hard to get going with. It is slightly out of date. I recommend starting with the online tutorials first and then jumping to Chapter 3 and reading from there.
Peter Kahn
Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nice overview with concrete examples.
Kevin Powe
Good basic primer to Puppet Gave a strong grasp of the basic concepts, plenty of references throughout on where to dig for deeper information.
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