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Episode #74 - May 7, 2010

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Wynn Netherland joins Gregg live from Red Dirt Ruby Conference, where we get Analytical about doing test driven sysadmin with my Babushka, additing missing test helpers with Runningman, enjoying the extra speed with Cucumber 0.7, and doing the monster_mash while hacking voicemail, and editing a Tumblr theme with Thimblr.

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  • Cucumber 0.7
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Babushka - Test Driven Sysadmin Jump to Story

Similar to chef, Babushka gives you a the ability to install and configure systems, but in a more test driven format. With Babushka you simply write “deps” or dependencies which first include a test to see if a dependency is satisfied, then what to run if it hasn’t been satisfied. It could be something as simple as installing Textmate on your mac or deploying a full Rails stack. If you're a sysadmin type, the screencast on the front page is definitely worth a watch.

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