Points of note
• Chef is big and ugly
• Puppet is a bit better
• Both have complexity you don’t need
“I wrote Ansible because none of the existing
tools ﬁt my brain. I wanted a tool that I could
not use for 6 months, come back later, and still
remember how it worked.”
Ansible project founder
The Times newspaper, on a Saturday, has an article titled "What I've
learnt". The previous quote was from an interview with Matt LeBlanc
Good design is as little design as possible!
Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and
the products are not burdened with non-essentials.
Back to purity, back to simplicity
At the DevOps Cardiff meet I had an anecdote that preceded the next slide. I've put this extra slide in
before uploading the presentation with that short anecdote.
A while back a mate with a startup had asked me about CM software,
and if he should use Chef. "NO!" came my emphatic answer. "Take a
look at Ansible". A few days past, then I got a text message from him.
Autocorrect on iPhones? You know how ducking annoying that shiv
can be? Well, sometimes it actually gets things right...