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    How Difficult Can It Be to Integrate Software Development Tools? The Hard Truth

    by Betty Zakheim Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 02, 2017

    Integrating tools used in software development and delivery is very hard. Getting endpoints to inter-operate is not a purely technical challenge, it’s more of a business problem. While there are a few choices in selecting the technical integration infrastructure (integration via APIs or at the database layer), the real challenges have more to do with friction caused by the dissimilarities.

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    Q&A with Matthias Marschall on Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook Update

    by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 13, 2015

    InfoQ asked Matthias Marshall what's new in the 2nd edition of his book and his view on the evolution of the configuration management tool space.

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    Book Review: "Taste Test, 2nd edition" and Q& A with Matt Jaynes

    by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 14, 2014

    Taste Test, by Matt Jaynes, is a book that uses a simple scenario to compare Ansible, SaltStack, Chef and Puppet. On the recently released 2nd edition it adds new chapters on Docker, the communities around the tools, and how they fare on security. InfoQ took this opportunity to talk with Matt to know more about his thoughts on the tools and his approach to configuration management when consulting.

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Virtual Panel: Configuration Management Tools in the Real World

Posted by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 01, 2014

Configuration management tools are a hot topic on IT. InfoQ reached out to users of each of the major tools (Ansible, CFEngine, Chef, Puppet and SaltStack) to ask them about their experiences.

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CFEngine's Decentralized Approach to Configuration Management

Posted by Mark Burgess Follow 1 Followers , Diego Zamboni Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 24, 2014

Mark Burgess and Diego Zamboni introduce CFEngine. They describe the challenges regarding web scale - scale, complexity and knowledge - and how CFEngine helps to tackle those challenges.

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Purely Functional Configuration Management with Nix and NixOS

Posted by Eelco Dolstra Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 08, 2014

The article introduces NixOS, a Linux distribution, and Nix, a package manager. These provide a declarative approach to configuration management, such as strong reproducibility and atomic upgrades.

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Ansible’s View on IT Automation

Posted by Michael DeHaan Follow 0 Followers on  May 31, 2014

Michael DeHaan, creator of Ansible, introduces the IT automation system, its guiding goals and the philosophy behind its community. Michael uses a simple but common scenario to demonstrate Ansible.

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