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Gareth Rushgrove
Day Sunday
Room AW1.120
Capacity 74
Start time 12:00
End time 12:45
Duration 00:45
Track Configuration & Systems Management devroom

Configuration management for development environments

Most of the talk about configuration management has been around using tools to automate the building of an ever growing number of servers in a production environment. But lots of smaller teams and organisations can probably benefit even more from using the same tools to manage the development environments used by developers on their own machines.

This talk, based on recent real world experience, will cover:

  • Why virtualisation is important for local development environments
  • How configuration management tools applied to local virtual machines can help get new employees up and running quickly
  • How configuration management kills most "it works on my machine" problems dead
  • Where tools like Vagrant fit in, showing how to use Chef and Puppet to bootstrap a virtual machine
  • The important of sharing cookbooks between developers and operations