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

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Chapter 5. Using and Writing Reusable Modules

People in the Puppet community have always wondered how to write code that could be reused. Earlier, this was done with recipes, collected on the old wiki, where people shared fragments of code for specific tasks. Then we were introduced to modules, which allowed users to present all the Puppet and Ruby code and configuration files needed to manage a specific application in a unique directory.

People started writing modules, someone even made a full collection of them (the father of all the modules collections is David Schmitt; then others followed), and, at the European Puppet Camp in 2010, Luke Kanies announced the launch of the Puppet Modules Forge, a central repository of modules which can be installed ...

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