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Thursday, August 22 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
DSL Quest: A WAT Safari

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You are standing in an open field, west of a programming language with no specification. ENTER COMMAND. In mid-2012, docs.puppetlabs.com published a completely rewritten reference to the Puppet domain-specific language (DSL). This session is partly the story of how Nick built that, but it's mostly a safari of the weird crap he found along the way, a look at the personality of an undocumented system, a few tips for using Puppet as a calculator, some mission-creep schadenfreude, and maybe the faintest outline of a map for anyone trapped in a maze of twisty passages.

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Nick Fagerlund

Technical Writer, Puppet Labs
Nick Fagerlund was the very first dedicated technical writer at Puppet Labs. Like any responsible pet owner, Puppet Labs has since provided him with companions. Unlike a responsible pet owner, Puppet Labs has fed him after midnight and occasionally splashed water on him. Nick writes (and re-writes) at http://docs.puppetlabs.com, focusing on platform-level components like the Puppet language. He specializes in breaking things and then explaining... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Crystal Fairmont Hotel

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