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Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 33 - Interview with Mark Burgess

The CFEngine team celebrates 30 years of CFEngine and has a chat with Mark Burgess, the original creator and author of CFEngine. Mark delves into the early chapters of his journey, tracing back the roots of his inspiration to science fiction sagas like Star Trek and Dr. Who, and the literary works of Isaac Asimov, Aurthur C. Clarke, and Paul Davies. Mark recalled his first computer, the fabulous, most programmable, decomposable, put back together-able, expandable thing, a BBC-b microcomputer.

Posted by Nick Anderson
January 25, 2024

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 32 - Fireside chat w/ Mike Weilgart

Curious about how users feel about using CFEngine? Cody and Nick are joined by Mike Weilgart, a long time CFEngine user about his history and how CFEngine compares to other tools he has been using recently. Video The video recording is available on YouTube: At the end of every webinar, we stop the recording for a nice and relaxed, off-the-record chat with attendees. Join the next webinar to not miss this discussion.

Posted by Nick Anderson
December 28, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 31 - Sneak Peek of 3.23.0

Join the team for a sneak peek of what’s coming in 3.23.0. Herman joins Cody, Craig and Nick to discuss what’s new in the upcoming release of CFEngine 3.23.0. We look at improvements to Groups in Mission Portal with easier ways to specify specific hosts that should or should not be part of the group based on reported attributes. This new functionality makes it much easier to affect change across a set of hosts without touching policy.

Posted by Nick Anderson
November 30, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 30 - Profiling CFEngine policy

Imagine having the power to identify the exact lines of your CFEngine policy that are slowing down your executions. In this episode, we’ll guide you through the art of profiling CFEngine policy for improved performance. In Episode 30 of “The Agent is In,” Nick and team dives into the topic of profiling CFEngine policy. We explore tools and techniques to identify performance bottlenecks and optimize CFEngine deployments. The episode covers the following main points:

Posted by Nick Anderson
October 19, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 29 - Basic Docker Inventory with CFEngine

Ever been curious about Docker details or the cruft that has built up and could be cleared out? Craig, Cody, and Nick chat about some of the work Craig has been doing recently, using Docker in development and CI. Craig shows how to develop policy to inventory various Docker details like image names, counts of dangling images, and reclaimable disk space. Video The video recording is available on YouTube: At the end of every webinar, we stop the recording for a nice and relaxed, off-the-record chat with attendees.

Posted by Nick Anderson
September 28, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 28 - Automating CFEngine Policy Testing

Have you been interested in automating the testing of your CFEngine policy? Cody, Craig and Nick follow up on the Policy Examples episode and dive a bit deeper into testing. Nick walks through some policy and related tests that leverage lib/testing.cf from the Masterfiles Policy Framework and Craig walks through implementing a GitHub Workflow to run the tests in a Docker container for each Pull Request. Video The video recording is available on YouTube:

Posted by Nick Anderson
August 31, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 27 - CFEngine Q&A: Policy Questions

Unlock the power of CFEngine with expert insights and get your burning policy questions. Cody, Craig and Nick discuss and answer CFEngine policy questions submitted by users. Video The video recording is available on YouTube: At the end of every webinar, we stop the recording for a nice and relaxed, off-the-record chat with attendees. Join the next webinar to not miss this discussion. Questions These are the questions and policy used during the episode but each question has a separate blog post that goes into more detail.

Posted by Nick Anderson
July 27, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 26 - Demo of CFEngine 3.22.0 non-LTS

Have you seen what’s new in CFEngine 3.22.0? Ole Herman Elgesem, CFEngine Product Manager joins Cody, Craig and Nick to give a tour of the changes in recently released CFEngine 3.22.0 Mission Portal. See how filters have been improved and how the new Groups feature makes it easier to affect change across your infrastructure and enforce package compliance with a new module, packages-allowlist-snapshot from CFEngine Build. Video The video recording is available on YouTube:

Posted by Nick Anderson
June 29, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 25 - Migrating to cfbs

Been a CFEngine user for a while? Have you migrated to a cfbs managed policy set yet? Live from the Northern.tech Summit in Castell de Sant Mori1! Cody, Craig and Nick walk through the process of migrating a policy set to cfbs management. Go through the process yourself following the detailed Migrating to cfbs blog post. Video The video recording is available on YouTube: At the end of every webinar, we stop the recording for a nice and relaxed, off-the-record chat with attendees.

Posted by Nick Anderson
May 25, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 24 - Pretty Printer (cffmt) Demo With Miek Gieben

Tired of hand crafting policy and arguing with people about spacing and alignment? Longing for regularity and easier scanning of your policy no matter who wrote it? Cody, Craig and Nick wrap up the second year of The Agent is In with Miek Gieben, CFEngine Community user and author of cffmt, a formatted written in go for CFEngine policy files. Check out the discussion about opinionated formatting, possible future developments and other tooling to improve qualify of life as a CFEngineer.

Posted by Nick Anderson
April 27, 2023
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