"Testing for Ops: Going Beyond the Manifest" by Christopher Webber, Infrastructure Engineer, Demand Media.
Presentation Overview: This talk aims to show the value of rspec-puppet for those who come from a more Ops-centric background. The focus will be on using tests to go beyond just rewriting manifests in rspec. Instead the focus will be on scenarios like: - Are the baseline security measures in place? - Do the differences between dev and prod get reflected? - Are the config elements that are core to the application present? In addition, tests will help to be a place to help document the oddities of our configurations and ensuring that minor changes don't result in catastrophe.
Speaker Bio: After beginning his career at UC Riverside supporting enterprise operations and bioinformatics research, Chris is now rocking being an infrastructure engineer at Demand Media in Santa Monica. He currently supports large high-traffic sites like eHow.com, LiveSTRONG.com, and Cracked.com. Chris enjoys attending local meetups, writing new Puppet modules, and creating small tools to make his team's lives a little easier. Find him on Twitter as @cwebber.