May 2021 Chef  Partner Webinar and ChefConf ‘21: Online News

This month, we begin with exciting news about ChefConf and then we’ll look at what you’ll get in our May Partner Webinar.  ChefConf ‘21: Online ChefConf ‘21: Online is a go for September 7 – 9! We will be completely virtual with a theme of “Helping Teams Accelerate Their DevOps Journeys.”   The event will include all things DevSecOps, DevOps, Security […]

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Launching Ruby Courses on Learn Chef

The Ruby programming language has been around for more than two decades. It constantly features on the TIOBE Index, Stack Overflow Developer Survey, and GitHub State of the Octoverse as a popular programming language. While the last decade has seen hundreds of new programming languages emerge (and wither, for some), Ruby remains popular and relevant.    When coupled with an easy-to-understand […]

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Webinar: Custom Resources the Building Blocks of your Cookbooks

Chef Infra Client includes more than 150 built-in resources to manage files, packages, templates, and services. You can extend existing or create new resources via Custom Resources. These help you encapsulate logic so that the end-user does not need to worry about how to install or configure the application at a low level. Making it easier for the user to […]

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Product Announcement: New Chef Infra Server Automate Functionality and EOL Updates for Chef Manage and Backend

EOL Notice: The end-of-life (EOL) dates for Chef Manage 2.5.x+, Chef Backend 2.x have been extended from December 31, 2021 to December 31, 2022.  One of the key ways we are striving to make Chef products easier for enterprises to adopt and scale is by building integrations across the Chef product portfolio that reduce the time and effort needed […]

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Product Announcement: Chef Infra Client 17 Now Available

Today, I’m excited to announce the release of Chef Infra Client 17. Chef Infra Client 17 builds upon our efforts to make Chef Infra easier to use for a wider range of audiences and use cases. Chef Infra Client 17 includes increased platform coverage, improved cloud support, and improvements to our Chef Infra language.  One of the key ways we are striving to make Chef Infra easier for enterprises to adopt and scale […]

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Chef Infra Best Practices: #3 Testing Chef Infra Cookbooks Fast with Docker

Third installment of the Shape-Up Your Infrastructure Webinar Series – “Testing Chef Infra Cookbooks Fast with Docker”.  It often seems like every day brings about a new mission-critical business application to manage. Each of these critical systems needs special attention as you build out your infrastructure automation. No one wants to push out that “simple” configuration change that causes a business outage. Each and every change, no matter the size, […]

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Chef Community Recognition Program and Live Celebration

On April 28th Tim Smith (AKA tas50) and I are hosting the launch of Chef Infra Client 17 (register here if you haven’t yet!). As part of the launch, we’re including a Community of Contributors Celebration. I’m excited to be able to start this new annual recognition program that acknowledges both internal and external contributors to Chef’s open-source projects.  As part of this program, anyone who […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Chef Infra 17 Launch Event

Chef Infra Client 17

Chef Infra Client 17 is on its way, simplifying how IT teams automate their infrastructure!  The release of Chef Infra 17 is packed with features, upgrades and improvements, including adoption of Test Driven Development (TDD) practices.  Chef is hosting a live launch event on Wednesday, April 28. We go live at 9:00 AM PT with a fun–packed, hour-long session featuring Chef Infra Product Manager, Tim Smith and Benny Vasquez, Chef Community and DevRel Manager. Tim and benny will highlight the […]

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Chef Announcements: New EAS Release, Chef Infra Client 17 and Community Celebration Event

Chef was built around a vibrant, innovative, and supportive community that helped shape the DevOps movement and usher in a series of automation capabilities to help organizations deliver infrastructure and applications quickly and securely. Today, Progress Software announced updates to the Chef portfolio and community program to build on that heritage. The latest Chef Enterprise Automation Stack (EAS) release delivers […]

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