How to set up wordpress on ec2 using puppet and git

Having started out on a Joyent appliance, migrating to Linode, and, finally, to Amazon with a Bitnami stack, we noticed the common pain of manually configuring each of these environments. Bitnami caused us an even bigger headache by being very difficult to update (apt-get doesn't update the bitnami wrapped AMP stack). We decided to get … Continue reading How to set up wordpress on ec2 using puppet and git

Sprinkle – Automated Infrastructure for the Rest of us

Automatically setting up and maintaining my servers is a must for me. Only if everything I install and configure on a server is scripted I'm sure I know what's there and that it stays that way. Having automated infrastructure enables me to schedule a critical setup change at 3 am and be on the safe … Continue reading Sprinkle – Automated Infrastructure for the Rest of us

Configuration Management remixed: Introducing Carpet

Migrating our production environment from debian to OpenSolaris I wanted to simplify our configuration management recipes along the way. What I came up with is a mixture of Puppet style manifests and Capistrano backed ease of use in a new open source project called: Carpet. Building Your Infrastructure With Plain Capistrano Initially we've built our … Continue reading Configuration Management remixed: Introducing Carpet

Puppet or Capistrano – Use the Right Tool for the Job

This is a guest post by Andrew Shafer, who is part of Reductive Labs, the people behind Puppet. Reductive Labs is helping people build better systems with better tools and processes. Andrew has been on several Agile software teams in various capacities for the past few years, and has a passion for applying Agile principles … Continue reading Puppet or Capistrano – Use the Right Tool for the Job