Ryan was a RedHat sysadmin for Penn State before joining Puppet Labs as a professional services engineer. Now is product owner for the Forge.
The Puppet Forge is a community driven web service for contributing and finding Puppet modules.
The following are examples of what you will find on the Forge.
Many Puppet modules offer users way too many interaction points or one massive entry point that is too difficult to comprehend. The end result isn’t user friendly and doesn’t help with maintenance either.
The answer, use Hiera! Seriously, these docs rock. Read them. http://docs.puppetlabs.com/hiera/1/index.html
But really, just get yourself onto Puppet 3 and take advantage of automatic Hiera!
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There’s already an alternative out there, for consulting foreman as your data backend
Hiera backends are pluggable too. Here are two examples.
If you want to add your influence to our products, join the Puppet Labs Test Pilots program! https://puppetlabs.com/community/puppet-test-pilots-program/
Seriously, join our team. It’ll be awesome.
Writing Better Modules
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Where I Came From
• Based on Major.Minor.Patch scheme
• X.0.0 Major version for breaking change
• 0.X.0 Minor version for new non-breaking
• 0.0.X Patch version for backwards compatible