14th Feb 2020: IAC Team Status Update

The IAC team has been working on a lot of interesting things over the past week. Here’s a brief overview of what we’ve been up to:

Updates to Puppet Modules

We’ve released an update to two modules since last week:

This update to puppetlabs/scheduled_task resolves an issue reported in MODULES-10101.

A fix went in to puppetlabs/pwshlib to resolve a bug that was causing runtime errors on older versions of Ruby. See here for more details.

We’ll have more module releases next week, but a few interesting updates to come:

We’re still buzzing about Honeycomb

Module RSpec trace

We’re continuing to see the benefits of Honeycomb. To make life easier, we now have the rspec_honeycomb_formatter. When you add this gem to a project’s Gemfile, it will create a Custom formatter in RSpec that will capture the metrics we’re interested in, then send it to the configured Honeycomb endpoint for processing!

Supported Modules Litmus Conversion

We’re starting to get to the bottom of the list of modules still to be converted to Litmus. We’re wrapping up on puppetlabs-powershell, puppetlabs-sqlserver and puppetlabs-vsphere. Converting to Litmus makes testing of the modules for both ourselves at Puppet and contributors from the Community, a much easier experience. If you’re interested in porting a module to Litmus, feel free to reach out to us during Office Hours - we’ll be glad to help!