ConfigDroid - Creating an Ansible Community

ConfigDroid is (now was since I've shut it down) my hopeful replacement for the rather lacking Ansible Community and a place to bring people who love automation together.

First lets introduce Ansible. First released in February 2012 its latest version (as of writing this post) is 1.8.2, released on December 5th, 2013.

Ansible is described as:

[...] a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy. Avoid writing scripts or custom code to deploy and update your applications— automate in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems.

Created by Michael DeHan, it is now financially supported by Ansible Inc (who also created the product Ansible Tower). You can read more about the origins of Ansible in my blog post here on the ConfigDroid blog.

Ansible currently has a few places here and there to discuss its use cases and issues. You can discuss it on /r/Ansible over on reddit or over in its Google Group (which I believe was created when Ansible originally was, so its old). ConfigDroid is my hopeful meeting point between the two using a modern product called Discourse as the driver. Go ahead and check it out and let me know what you think! Feedback would be greatly appreciated.

James Loh

I'm a Sysadmin for a web solutions company deploying clouds across the globe. I learn new things every day.

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