Announcing The Packer Book 🔗︎
I’m announcing my new book: The Packer Book. I’ve been using Packer for a couple of years now. It’s the best image builder currently available and dovetails neatly with configuration management tools and other Hashicorp tools like Terraform.
The book is a hands-on crash course. We cover installing Packer, building images, provisioning, Docker, writing infrastructure tests, and building more complex multi-platform build pipelines. We also delve into extending Packer with plug-ins and writing your own plug-ins. The table of contents is:
- Installing Packer
- Building our first image
- Using Packer with Docker
- Writing tests for Packer images
- Building pipelines
- Extending Packer
The book is available now and there’s a sample chapter on the site to give you a taste.