James Loope is the Operations Lead at Janrain. He is a specialist in scalable infrastructure, virtualization, cloud infrastructure and computer security.
If you are looking to "Dive in", get the puppet pro book.
I bought this book in hope of rounding my knowledge of puppet,to be honest I found this book shallow and lacking in detail and complexity of real world puppet modules.
There's some good information here but it really isn't a book, it's a small 31 page pamphlet.
While there was useful information in this booklet that I could use, I was hoping for something a little more expansive and detailed. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Brian S. Wilson
I have been using puppet for 3 years. I purchased the kindle version of this book to see what is new in some of the newer application versions. Read morePublished 20 months ago by AustinGSmith
I wish I had read this book and followed along with the exercises before getting serious with Puppet - it walks through the process of setting up Puppet configs in a way that won't... Read morePublished on August 19, 2012 by Naton Aiman-Smith
This short guide gives a whirlwind tour of everything you need to get started using puppet, as well as starting to scale it. Read morePublished on January 12, 2012 by Michael Rooney
I agree with the other reviewers in that the book is shorter than you might expect at 31 pages.
Nonetheless I found it to be a good introduction to puppet. Read more
As expected, you can't learn much in ~50 pages. However, it does get you through the most basic tasks. If you want a more detailed dive into Puppet version 2. Read morePublished on July 20, 2011 by Kristian Erik Hermansen