Technical

Managing Windows With Puppet

Puppet is one solution that is trying its best to make sure Windows engineers and admins have the tools necessary to manage effectively. Here’s how to use it. Many of the most popular infrastructure configuration solutions are built on *nix platforms, like Ansible, Chef, Salt and Puppet. This means that Read more…

By Dan Franciscus, ago
Technical

Chocolatey Is Quite Yummy

When it comes to package management, Windows has historically been far behind Linux. With Chocolatey, Windows users can now get a taste of something “yummy.” In the world of Linux, a user has yum and apt-get, two great package managers that easily enable installation of software. For instance, to install PostgreSQL (and all of its Read more…

By Dan Franciscus, ago
Career

How I caught the coding bug

For the first few years of my IT career, I was strictly a point-and-click Windows admin. Installing a package? Click, install, next, next, next, select button, yadda, yadda, yadda. Create a new AD user? Right click, New > User, yadda, yadda, yadda. You get my drift. I had only been Read more…

By Dan Franciscus, ago