become Ansible

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Start as a beginner, leave production-ready. 

Build a container-centric Ansible development environment and crawl, walk, run, sprint your way through learning Ansible. You’ll start by running ad-hoc Ansible commands and by the end you’ll be deploying Ansible with commits and pull requests! was forged through years of experience as an engineering team learned and implemented Ansible in an organization. It shares all those learned the hard way lessons with you in under 140 pages. 

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  • Preface
  • About the book
  • Part 1: Setup an Ansible Environment
  • Ansible Development with Containers
  • Connect to the Cloud
  • Deploy an Ansible Dev Environment
  • Part 2: become Ansible
  • Starting at the Source
  • Using Ad-hoc Ansible Commands
  • What is Repeated is a Playbooks
  • Take Inventory of the Infrastructure
  • Building Reusable Configurations 
  • Dynamic Inventories for Scaling
  • Build a CI \ CD pipeline for Ansible with Github Actions


Is this book for beginners?

Yes, absolutely. This book assumes no prior knowledge of Ansible.

What's the refund policy?

If what you get is not what you expected, just reply to the email in the receipt within 30 days, and you'll get a full refund. No questions asked.

Does this book include examples of using Ansible with Windows?

Yes! This book is written with examples for both Windows and Linux Operating Systems.

Which cloud platforms are used?

AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Microsoft Azure.

Will I learn about containers?

You bet. Docker containers are used to create an Ansible environment.

Praise for become Ansible

"INVALUABLE resources if you're starting out with #Ansible."

-- Adilio (@adilio)

"become Ansible is a masterpiece!"
Gulzar Shaikh

"The word that kept coming to mind is ‘joy’. It was a joy to travel through this book. It was a joy to watch the containers and cloud infrastructure build-out like magic. It was a joy to discover different ways of organizing tasks in playbooks. It was a joy to watch my CI/CD pipeline just do its thing."

--- Jeremy Murrah (@JeremyMurrah)

"You'll be very hard-pressed to find a more current, complete way to learn Ansible than Rich Highness (@rhighness)

"Most coding books stick with a single platform. takes Ansible and shows you how to use it EVERYWHERE! It's your one-stop-shop to Ansible"
--- Michael Levan (@TheNJDevOpsGuy)

"Being a novice or with no prior experience in Ansible, the book's style of providing practical examples at every stage gave me a quick booster to start my Ansible journey."
--- Gnaneshwar Babu (@mail2gnana)

"is written in such a way that you are guided in a purposeful manner to achieve tangible tasks, solidifying the knowledge that you are learning as you progress through the book. It is one of the most interactive technical books I’ve had the pleasure of reading."
--- Matt Allford (@mattallford)

"A must-have book for every SRE out there who loves ansible & awscloud!"
--- Marcos Ortiz (@marcosluis2186)

"become Ansible is my new favorite go-to when someone asks me how to start working with Ansible. Josh gets the reader productive right away and uses a modern workflow like taking advantage of Docker for local development and testing. Whether your goal is to manage Linux, Windows, or a mix of hosts and servers in the cloud or locally, this is the book to get you started!"
--- JP Toto (@jptoto)

"I'm only on chapter 2 but I’m loving every step and every command line of this book. No fluff, straight to the point. It is exactly what I need."
--- Stephane Tardif (@StephaneTar)

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