The expectation of regular software updates – it's what developers are tasked with, and what users expect and demand. Increased functionality, better performance, and fewer bugs – often in a week or less. Automation of critical processes such as QA can help meet the gargantuan task of constant updates, but it can also send your software into a death spiral of user abandonment unless deployed correctly ...
Puppet released Puppet Enterprise 2017.1, with improved data management capabilities that help customers scale Puppet technology across teams and environments.
The release of Hiera 5 as part of PE 2017.1 makes day-to-day usage more efficient and understandable, as well as easier to extend when necessary. Hiera 5 eliminates the need for complex computational logic in describing infrastructure, so you can write cleaner, more maintainable Puppet code.
Highlights of PE 2017.1 include:
- Improved debugability of configuration data
- Support for per-environment data hierarchies
- Simplified construction of hierarchy rules
Ease and ability to separate configuration data from your configuration code
Greater efficiency in looking up data, so you should see significant performance improvements