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Extending Puppet - Second Edition by Jaime Soriano Pastor, Alessandro Franceschi

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Chapter 1. Puppet Essentials

There are moments in our professional life when we meet technologies that trigger an inner wow effect. We realize there's something special in them and we start to wonder how they can be useful for our current needs and, eventually, wider projects. Puppet, for me, has been one of these turning point technologies. I have reason to think that we might share a similar feeling.

If you are new to Puppet, you are probably starting from the wrong place, there are better fitting titles around to grasp its basic concepts.

This book won't indulge too much on the fundamentals, but don't despair, this chapter might help for a quick start. It provides the basic Puppet background needed to understand the rest of the contents and may ...

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