Tag Archives: standards

Cfengine 2 for Debian and Ubuntu

Cfengine is a declarative system configuration tool.  This helps apply standards to system configuration. The configuration files specify the desired configuration and the engine applies these specifications to the system.  It is useful to:

  • Distribute configuration files;
  • Install standard packages (including on Debian and Ubuntu with code provided here);
  • Cleanup old files; and
  • Ensure certain programs are/are not running.

This documentation applies to Cfengine version 2. . The latest version has made significant changes to the scripting structure, but maintains the capability to run the version 2 format files. Continue reading

Database Naming Conventions

Naming standards  for database objects can simplify development. The names used for tables and columns are most visible. Using standard conventions for the other objects can clarify where they fit in the design. This article describes the conventions I use be default. Continue reading