Coming Soon, Chef 0.7.8

Over the weekend, we found out from our excellent community that the attributes improvements weren't totally backwards compatible as we thought. For now the 0.7.6 gems have been pulled from [deprecated location]* and we will be releasing Chef 0.7.8 later today which will fix the issues. Summary of the attributes-related issues: CHEF-473 – Attributes don't […]

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Chef 0.7.6 Release

A lot of things happened in the last month since the 0.7.4 release! The MVP for this release is a new contributor, Grant Zanetti. Unfortunately we weren't able to secure a picture of Grant in time for the release post, but we imagine he's a handsome devil :-). Grant had an itch to scratch with […]

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Ohai 0.3.2 Release

Ohai, we have a nice release for you today! Our MVP for Ohai 0.3.2 is James Gartrell, for adding Windows support! He had an itch to scratch, and thanks to his contribution, the whole community benefits! We're excited because this brings us one step closer to also having Chef available for Windows. Now that Ohai […]

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Adam Jacob & Ezra Zygmuntowicz demo Chef & Nanite at Velocity 2009

Utilizing a mixture of open source tools (such as Chef, Nanite, CouchDB, and RabbitMQ) and battle-tested techniques, Adam and Ezra will show you how to build an infrastructure that’s easy to manage, integrates with your application, and is self-documenting. Along the way, they’ll give you the key insights you need to get maximum benefit from […]

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Cloudera Hadoop at Velocity

I was totally impressed with the Cloudera distribution of Hadoop – they clearly have the coolest bundle available. While watching the presentation, I whipped up a Chef Solo tarball that will install their Hadoop distribution for Ubuntu. First, make sure you have Chef installed, and then: chef-solo -r http://chef-solo-hadoop.s3.amazonaws.com/hadoop-cloudera-ubuntu.tar.gz And you are good to go!

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Ohai 0.3.0 Release

Ohai, it’s been awhile! Since the last release was almost four months ago and we've had some new features added and some hairy bugs squashed, we thought a new version of Ohai, our system information gathering tool used with Chef, was in order. The Ohai 0.3.0 MVP is returning Chef 0.5.2 MVP, Bryan McLellan for […]

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