The Puppet Podcast features Puppet community members talking about the latest trends in configuration management & cloud automation as well as DevOps culture.
Learn at your convenience with Puppet Practice Labs
25:35Learning new tools is hard enough on its own. But then you often have to install software, set up a working environment, download a dev kit, or more. Our Education team recently released the new Puppet Practice Labs, which let you learn the Puppet ecosystem at your own pace and remove all these impediments from your progress.The labs run right in your browser and require no extra downloads. And best of all, they're free and you can access them any time. Many are even short enough that you could run through one over your lunch hour. Join us to chat with the team about how they built the platform and how you can best use it.Learn more: Boost your skills with Puppet Practice LabsLooking for more ways to learn Puppet? Check out Puppet Compass.Have more ideas? Take a look at the Puppet Idea Portal.
Being out at work and the importance of role models
26:12Pride is a celebration of our true selves -- of loving yourself for who you are, and of accepting and loving others for who they are.It can be a challenge to feel safe being out and proud without role models providing guidance and showing the way. Listen to Melissa Casburn share her personal and professional journey.Learn More: To go more in depth, read Melissa’s post on Medium
CTO Chronicles: The DevOps Edition
36:43Abby Kearns and Deepak Giridharagopal share their unique experience of being co-CTOs and where Puppet is headed in the near future on this episode of Pulling the Strings.Learn more: Stay up to date with Abby’s Medium or follow her on Twitter.Follow Deepak on Twitter and LinkedIn.
The keys to unlock your developer voice
25:10Ben Ford explains the importance of content and why developer insights help to build stronger communities on this episode of Pulling the Strings podcast. He also provides details on a better Puppet Developer Kit (PDK) and improvements to the Puppet Forge.Learn More:Learn more about the Puppet Developer Experience. Make your voice heard
Beaker's past, present and future
24:31Acceptance testing is fun, I know! In this episode of Pulling the Strings, Lucy Wyman, Gene Liverman, and Trevor Vaughan explain multi-node testing with Beaker, how Beaker is different from Litmus, and future plans for Beaker.Learn More: Install Beaker here.Watch the presentation of Beaker with PDK. Join the Puppet Community on Slack. Learn more about Vox Pupuli.
Virtualization & Kubernetes: Why another abstraction?
34:18I had virtualization… Then you gave me Kubernetes on top of virtualization. I thought Kubernetes was supposed to be the answer, and now you’re telling me it’s not the answer and I need something else on top of Kubernetes?! The conundrum is solved on this episode of Pulling the Strings with Martez Reed and Bruno Andrade.Learn MoreThe Puppet Kubernetes moduleWatch how you can install and bootstrap a Kubernetes cluster with the Puppet Kubernetes module.
Life after the State of DevOps Report - Scaling DevOps
30:41Hear about the behind-the-scenes process of creating the 2020 State of DevOps Report. Nigel Kersten and Michael Stahnke dive deep into the data that drives the narrative of the report and take us on a journey dissecting numerous conversations with IT DevOps practitioners and decision makers alike in this episode. Learn moreDownload the 2020 State of DevOps Report.Read the 2020 DevOps Salary Report to discover how salaries changed during the pandemic.
The gateway elixir to automated infrastructure testing
22:57What is Onceover testing you may ask? A tool to automatically run basic tests on an entire Puppet controlrepo, it was written mostly while sipping inflight cocktails on airplanes. Dylan Ratcliffe explains Onceover testing and addresses some of the reasons it exists in the first place. Tune in to gain the clarity you need for your automation woes.Learn MoreGet started with Onceover.Learn how to use Onceover to start testing your Puppet Control repository.
25:23Alex Hin shares his expertise from years in the cybersecurity industry on compliance and the importance behind adhering to CIS benchmarks.Learn MoreLearn more about Puppet Comply.See a demo of Puppet Comply in this session from Puppetize Digital.Learn more about Puppet’s journey into Continuous Compliance.
The benefits of using Hiera Data Manager
26:02Martin Alfke from example42 drills down into the unique value of Hiera Data Manager and how it heavily reduces time needed for data analysis and setting.Learn MoreHiera Data Manager