2024-05-24: DevX Status Update

Heating up

Hey everyone, back here on another Friday for a quick update on our latest shenanigans. With summer fast approaching us, we can already start feeling warmer temperatures. Here in Northern Ireland we were even able to see a rare meteorological occurence that happens barely once or twice a year: sunshine!

Anyways, lets get started with the updates.


Remember the ‘May the 4th be with you’ Hackathon? Well, since this year it fell on Saturday, we had to push it a bit further into the month. As a result, we had a ‘May the 21st and 22nd be with you’, which doesn’t sound all that exciting in comparison. But we still had fun and even managed to work on two small projects in parallel. One of them being a new potential update for our linter tool that would allow you to scan your repos for depecrated stdlib function usage (and output a warning about it) and the other being an experimental project around implementing AI usage within PDK to enhance developer experience around failure troubleshooting.

LXD provisioning

We wanted to throw a massive shoutout to Jeffrey Clark for developing and pushing a new feature into our bolt-litmus-provision ecosystem to enable LXD provisioning. It took us a bit to get it merged but it should be available with the next releases of those tools.

Community Contributions

We’d like to thank the following people in the Puppet Community for their contributions over this past week:

New Gem Releases