Ansible: Up and Running

Ansible: Up and Running

I recently finished reading the book “Ansible: Up and Running” by Lorin Hochstein and Rene Moser. Ansible has become an essential part of the deployment workflow of a large number of software corporations today. I wanted to learn more about ansible and how I could exploit its features to the fullest, so I decided to start reading this book.

The book is written for a person who is interested in getting hands-on exposure to anyone interested in Ansible. The authors will help you develop an understanding of Ansible from the ground up, with proper examples on how to use it.

Things I liked about the book:

  1. A proper introduction to ansible
  2. Practical examples
  3. Well written and working code examples
  4. AWS related codes
  5. Information on docker and containers
  6. A chapter on using Vagrant
  7. Chapters on optimizing playbooks and scaling up

All in all, the book was helpful for me to get an understanding of the powerful automation tool by Red Hat and obtain an idea of how I could integrate the knowledge I gained from it to use not only at work but also in my side projects.

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Man Parvesh Singh Randhawa
M.S. C.S. student @ UT Dallas | Ex-Works Applications Singapore | IIT Guwahati

I am a Software Engineer interested in efficient large-scale distributed software systems.

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