The theme for November's meeting will be "Ruby in Sys Admin".
In this talk, John speaks about Puppet and Chef covering some or more of the following topics: "Why aren't sysadmins as smart as developers?", "How do you build 100 servers in a day?", "How to automate the dumb stuff"...
John Arundel is a systems engineer, consultant and owner of Bitfield Consulting.
For quite some time, system admins have had to develop their own scripts and tools to assist in automating common tasks such as configuration management and system updates. But as networks scale and reach outside their firewall, custom tools become another serious issue to handle.
I work in IT. I write about it in my spare time because I really can't stand seeing the pain it causes when people get this stuff wrong. When I switch off I'm happiest when cycling or relaxing with my family.
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