Terraform is a cloud provisioning tool that's great at managing low-level infrastructure components such as compute instances, storage, and networking. While Terraform is great at creating the infrastructure you need, it's not great at managing the state of your resources over time or enforcing certain states. Nathan Handler described it …read more
I'm writing this on the plane home from Amsterdam after an exciting, challenging, educational, and ultimately successful week. For those that don't know Puppet conducted a grand experiment this year: instead of hosting a multi-day, multi-track conference (nee Puppetconf), our annual celebration was a single-track, live streamed event that ran …read more
OSCON 2018 is officially in the books, and I have to say this one was a stand out. A combination of career advancement (read: getting smarter), gaining experience, and having a number of contacts old and new at the conference made it a particularly great experience. I've gotten to the …read more
Our office recently relocated to a WeWork, which has an RFID card for getting onto the floor before business hours and for getting into our company's suite there. Unfortunately I already have an RFID card (my Orca card) attached to my phone, so keeping the WeWork card there was a …read more
To be perfectly honest, the only reason I wanted to do this is because I submitted a talk to PuppetConf on the subject and it got accepted. Woops. Way to go past Lucy.
There are a few cases where managing CoreOS with Puppet makes sense though.
Here's the …
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Fair warning: This article assumes that you have a decent understanding of Openshift from the outset, because explaining all the concepts used here would take too much space. I'll try to link to resources where applicable though, so that words don't go undefined …read more
Openshift is Redhat's platform as a service, aka a place for you to deploy your application to (think Heroku, Google App Engine, or AWS Beanstalk). They have a tool called Source 2 Image (S2I) that allows you to pass in a source (in the form of a docker image, git …read more