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James Turnbull is the author of five technical books about open source software and a longtime member of the open source community. James authored the first and second books about Puppet, and works for Puppet Labs, running client services. James speaks regularly at conferences including OSCON, Linux.conf.au, FOSDEM, OpenSourceBridge, DevOpsDays and a number of others. He is a past president of Linux Australia, has run Linux.conf.au and serves on the program committee of Linux.conf.au and OSCON. James is Australian but currently lives in Portland, Oregon. His interests include cooking, wine, political theory, photojournalism, philosophy, and most recently the Portland Timbers association football team.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dominic Delmolino on September 19, 2014
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Unfortunately the first substantial coding example (Chapter 2, the ssh module) is riddled with errors. Do yourself a favor and download / get the errata BEFORE reading the chapter as it clearly highlights several problems with the example. (The errata is here: https://github.com/pro-puppet/pro-puppet-errata/blob/master/ch02/errors.txt).

It's a shame that whomever did the technical review for Chapter 2 didn't catch these before publication as they are highly confusing and misleading. The inconsistency between using the install and package classes is maddening.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Todd Jones on March 26, 2014
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Pro Puppet is fairly comprehensive and provides improvements on the earlier version. The chapter on Hiera is greatly appreciated. I would have liked to see some sections with a little more depth such as environments and git, but I realize there's only so many pages. Overall, good read and I would recommend to somebody starting out.
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By Brian S. Wilson on February 19, 2015
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The version of the book I received was not for the latest version of Puppet, and did not contain any version information. None of the examples would actually work in test. While the principles of Puppet were still usable, the examples were not. Visiting the Puppet website can give you the command definitions and it is possible to kind of understand what the author intends; but I wouldn't buy the book again.
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This book was great! Good examples of usable configurations. This book now sits on my shelf as a reference for my Puppet deployment. I like the architecture discussed as well for larger deployments. Load balancing, all that. A solid book for any System Administrator.
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As Dominic Delmolino wrote in his comment, chapter 2 is a total mess. Even the source code on git hub is wrong and does not reflect the final version.
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The most useful book to study Puppet.

But many stuffs need be updated, when new version puppet 3.8 and even 4.0 is released now.
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Erroneous, confusing and a massive waste of money. Better of learning puppet from one the many internet resources.
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It's full of typos, but presents a decent overview of Puppet in its current state.
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