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Pro Puppet certainly introduces a wide range of real-world use-cases to the reader, which make the book very valuable.
A new edition would be good, but given how fast things change in the software industry, this is more a point of information and not something truly negative.
I would have given it 5 stars except that this book and the source code that goes with it, is replete with typos and poor grammatical structure.
Trying to get up to speed on Puppet for a new project to which I've been assigned. Found a copy of the book and am having a truly difficult time reading through it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by skykam
Great book lots of detail helped me get up to speed in no time. After some basics I was able to get a Puppet Master and Client working.Published 17 months ago by Marcus
This book was frustrating to read.
The high frequency of errors (in both the prose and the code, but mostly the code) makes it hard to focus on the content. Read more
This was a great book to take you to the next level with Puppet. My only negative statement is that there is a newer major version of puppet. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Koli
Yet another tech book that was rushed out the door before anyone (especially not a "disinterested" party) was allowed to read the manuscript. Read morePublished 23 months ago by M. Herzog
James Turnbull has a deep mastery of the subject matter, and it shows throughout. However, with a product of this complexity like Puppet, the demands upon the editors and technical... Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Magnus
I've been through the official puppet training and I still learn from this book. It is the best single source introduction to some difficult concepts. Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by Neal Brown
This is a really good book that gets into an awful lot of the topics I need in my professional environment(s). Read morePublished on October 2, 2011 by RouxTheDay