The Puppet 3 Beginner’s Guide is the perfect introduction to Puppet 3 for complete beginners, taking you from download and installation to completely automating your infrastructure with Puppet.
The Puppet 3 Cookbook takes you beyond the basics to explore the full power of Puppet, showing you in detail how to tackle a variety of real-world problems and applications.
Some recommended blogs and sites.
Issues and events surrounding the online advertising world
Stephen Nelson-Smith: doing operations right with agile and lean practices
Grig Gheorghiou: thoughts on testing and systems infrastructure with an agile, mostly Pythonic, twist.
Matthias Marschall and Dan Ackerson: bridging the gap between devs and sysadmins with agile, Lean and Kanban techniques
Lindsay Holmwood, author of cucumber-nagios, an essential agile infrastructure monitoring tool.
A view from the trenches in a software-as-a-service, e-commerce and cloud computing world
Kris Buytaert: extremely interresting and totally irrelevant stuff that happens in Life, The Universe and Everything
Patrick Debois: agile techniques in operations
Life and times of yet another Computer guy.
Too modest to describe himself as a ‘computer ace’
Karanbir, Puppet expert and CentOS developer: Thoughts on Linux, open source and hardware from a lead developer on the CentOS project
Kanban, Lean and Agile mysteries
Ruby developer, LRUG organiser, and general good egg
Systems integrator and Puppet guru
Django developer, posts on client- and server-side web development
Matt Simmons: writing on Linux, sysadmin and infrastructure topics
Brandon Burton: sysadmin, automation, cloud computing
Julian Simpson (aka @builddoctor) is a well-known authority on software build and deployment issues, including configuration management, continuous integration, continuous deployment, and testing. His blog covers all of these topics, featuring talks, interviews, links, and patterns and practices.
Luke Kanies, creator of Puppet, and genial Oregonian
Martin Kleppmann on entrepreneurship, web technology and the user experience
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