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Puppet 3.8.x EOL imminent!

Just a friendly PSA that Puppet 3.x reached its end of life on December 31, 2016. I suggest upgrading to an LTS release for access to bug fixes and security updates after December 31, 2016. If you have not yet updated, you should make that a priority! Learn more about... Read more…

  • 10 Jun 2020
    Gathering metrics with a new Dropsonde plugin

    I’ve been working on the Dropsonde telemetry framework for the Puppet ecosystem for a while. If you’ve followed any of its development, you likely already know that the main focus is on providing community value and maintaining privacy and transparency. Along those lines, the data it generates is public and... Read more…

  • 15 May 2020
    Telemetry that doesn't suck

    We both know that you hate telemetry as much as I do. We’ve all seen the dreadful rollouts of privacy invasions, the information leakage, and the abuse of private data. I have third-party cookies disabled in my browser the same as you. So when I started building Dropsonde, the upcoming... Read more…

  • 30 Apr 2020
    Downstream impact of pull requests

    Accepting a pull request carries a certain amount of risk, especially if you have a lot of downstream users of your code. It’s not easy to know the potential impact of breakage that a PR might introduce to your carefully tested codebase. A couple weeks ago I wrote about a... Read more…