"Loops and Unicorns - The Future of the Puppet Language" by Henrik Lindberg, Platform Engineer, Puppet Labs.
Presentation Overview: Loops, Unicorns and other magical animals lives in your puppet since Puppet 3.2. This is the first version to ship with the future just a setting away! In this talk you will see the new features at work; we are talking loops, lambdas, puppet templates and other unicorns! In addition to learning how loops work, we will present the background to the new parser and the future capabilities this enables such as being able to support multiple language compliance levels, provide better error messages, and much more. Parts of this talk will touch on advanced topics such has to use lambdas in your custom functions.
Speaker Bio: Henrik has 30 years of experience architecting and developing software. Past positions include CTO of Cloudsmith Inc, leadership of BEA’s Java Run-Time Group (JRockit) and CTO and/or technical founder of several publicly and privately held software companies. Henrik works on the Platform team at Puppet Labs with special focus on the Puppet Language. He is also a committer and leader of several Eclipse projects, and leads the Puppet IDE Geppetto project.