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The Puppet Podcast features Puppet community members talking about the latest trends in configuration management & cloud automation as well as DevOps culture.

The Puppet Podcast features Puppet community members talking about the latest trends in configuration management & cloud automation as well as DevOps culture.


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The Puppet Podcast features Puppet community members talking about the latest trends in configuration management & cloud automation as well as DevOps culture.






How Puppet's open source DNA is paving the path ahead

Puppet has been open source since day one and our success has largely been built on community contributions. One could even say that it's part of our DNA. Now the question is where do we take it from here? Puppet CTO Abby Kearns and Chief Architect Chip Childers have a long and storied history with open source. Join us to hear their thoughts on how Puppet will map out the open source roadmap ahead. Learn more: Puppet Community SlackPuppet Toy Chestwritten contentmodulesopen source at...


The best part of the PowerShell Gallery is that it's on the Puppet Forge

The DSC configuration engine is the standard way to manage Windows systems, and it’s incredibly powerful. Now it's easier to use too, because all the PowerShell Gallery DSC resources are only a `puppet module install` away. Mike and Bill are here to tell you the whole story, from building the integration and the publication pipeline to deploying DSC Resources for customers and debugging them in the field. Learn more: Using PowerShell DSC Resources with PuppetPuppet & DSC: Puppetizing and...


A paradigm shift: Puppet and ServiceNow integrations

User research shows that a huge number of our customers were using ServiceNow alongside Puppet Enterprise. It only made sense to teach the tools how to integrate with each other so that users didn't have to switch between them. Molly and Milad join us from Puppet's Integrations team to tell us how they put user experience front and center when building the new extensions. Learn more: https://slack.puppet.comhttp://puppet.com/integrations/servicenow/https://pup.pt/ideast/ideas


Learn at your convenience with Puppet Practice Labs

Learning 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...


Being out at work and the importance of role models

Pride 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: Melissa’s post on Medium


CTO Chronicles: The DevOps Edition

Abby 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: Abby’s MediumTwitterTwitterLinkedIn


The keys to unlock your developer voice

Ben 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: Puppet Developer ExperienceMake your voice heard


Beaker's past, present and future

Acceptance 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: hereWatchJoinLearn more


Virtualization & Kubernetes: Why another abstraction?

I 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 More moduleWatch


Life after the State of DevOps Report - Scaling DevOps

Hear 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 more DownloadRead


The gateway elixir to automated infrastructure testing

What 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 More OnceoverLearn how


Puppet Comply

Alex Hin shares his expertise from years in the cybersecurity industry on compliance and the importance behind adhering to CIS benchmarks. Learn More Puppet ComplySee a demoPuppet’s journey into Continuous Compliance


The benefits of using Hiera Data Manager

Martin 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 More Hiera Data Manager


Halloween Edition: 2020 DevOps horror stories

We know Halloween is over; however, these #DevOps stories are still mentally wreaking havoc on all that was involved. Ben Ford, Rob Nelson, and Mike Smith bravely share their experiences that were close to creating resume generating events in this episode. Tune in for how they recovered and the timeless lessons learned.


The power of UX design at Puppet

What has 2020 brought us besides cultural and operational change? Hopefully, it has pushed you to appreciate the aesthetically pleasing design of Puppet’s User Interface. Rick Monro is one of the wizards behind the architecture curtain of the Puppet UX. Rick explains why IT Directors should care about UX Design, some of the ethics around the new Puppet code terminology, and how he designs the Puppet Way in this episode. Learn More https://puppet.com/community/puppet-test-pilots/Puppet is...


OSP Assist: The one-stop Open Source Portal

Have you hit a wall with your Open Source automation platform? Are you frustrated that your support has been limited? Well, Jesse Brennan and Claire Hernandez will calm your nerves with four words: Open Source Puppet Assist. They share how you can gain access to exclusive tools and content on Puppet, and help you make sure that you don’t take your Open Source journey alone. Visit the OSP Assist Portal: https://ospassist.puppet.com/hc/en-us


Open Source Stewards Unite

As the new normal continues, the evolution of open-source software thrives. Lucy Wyman runs down the evolution and importance of Puppet’s Open Source Stewards on this episode. Learn more why Puppet is moving toward a more diverse culture and also removing harmful languagehttps://seagl.org/


Hydra: leveraging Slack to build seamlessly

Are you using Slack to do cool things (other than chatting about Netflix episodes at the virtual water cooler)? In today’s episode, Martez Reed and Demetrius Malbrough discuss how Hydra integrates with Slack to create and scale virtual environments. If you are interested in how your environment can be automatically created and spun up behind the scenes, this episode is for you!


How to build an awesome open source community

What do you get when you mix DevOps Engineers, BBQ, and uncontrollable fits of throwing yourself off of mountains? You get Tim Meusel and Robert Müller dropping science around Vox Pupuli and how to build an awesome open source community. They also share some valuable insights around how they got started with Ruby, some lessons learned from a few mistakes they’ve made, and most importantly how to get involved with Vox Pupuli in this episode of Pulling the Strings Podcast. Learn...


Modules, APIs, & SLAs: Automating Backups with Rubrik & Puppet

Have you considered putting your backups on auto-pilot? Rebecca Fitzhugh, Director of Developer Relations at Rubrik, discusses the modules that leverage Puppet on Pulling the Strings. Learn how to automate your Service Level Agreements and a simple way to install Backup Connectors across a fleet of servers simultaneously. After listening to this episode and grabbing the module off of GitHub, your boss might consider giving you an extra vacation day. Be sure to stay until the end to learn...