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  1. [...] Puppet + Gephi: Visualizing Infrastructure as Code Use your resource graph for DevOpsy goodness. [...]

  2. [...] confronted with particularly complex and consequential tasks (i.e. refactoring Puppet manifests), Justin and I mitigate risks with ad hoc pairing. Tmux helps us pair on these tough problems by [...]

  3. kish
    Mar 08 - 8:15 am

    Sweet.

  4. Jason antman
    Aug 09 - 4:11 pm

    Cool. I had a similar issue, but couldn’t get Gephi running on my mcahine. I ended up writing a little command-line python script using the graphviz and networkx python libraries, that reads the dot graph file and outputs a list of cycles in it. In case it’s of use to anyonw else, the instructions and source are at: http://blog.jasonantman.com/2012/03/python-script-to-find-dependency-cycles-in-graphviz-dot-files/

    • Mike English
      Aug 09 - 4:22 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Jason!
      I’m glad you were able to find something that works for you.
      NetworkX is one of my favorite Python libraries.
      Out of curiosity, what prevented you from using Gephi? Is it too resource intensive, or does it not run on the JVM you’re using? The developers tend to be very responsive to feedback on the forums: https://forum.gephi.org/

      -Mike

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