By Dave Boucha
Salt is an open-source configuration management and remote execution tool. This tutorial series serves as an introduction to Salt, and will help beginners to get started with using the application.
In this tutorial, you will install a Salt Master and a Salt Minion on a DigitalOcean droplet running Ubuntu 12.04. You will also begin to explore how Salt works by executing a few simple commands.
In this tutorial, you will create your first Salt Formula which will configure your server with Vim, the Apache web server, PHP, and git.