Habitat® and Chef® Automate for Applications

Habitat and Chef Automate for Applications

A little over two years ago, the Habitat project was begun, with the idea that applications can move much faster if we design automation from the application’s point of view. This took the form of an abstraction, and a contract, between the application layer and the underlying infrastructure beneath it. Since then, we have worked […]

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Announcing General Availability of Chef Workstation

Announcing General Availability of Chef Workstation

We are excited to announce that Chef Workstation, which we first released in beta at ChefConf 2018, is now generally available. Chef Workstation provides everything you need to get started with Chef in a straightforward one-click installation, and to start delivering infrastructure automation without the need to set up any other software like a Chef […]

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Announcing InSpec 3.0

Announcing InSpec 3.0

We’re excited to announce the release of InSpec 3.0! Since the last major revision of InSpec in February, InSpec has been downloaded 49270 times, we’ve merged more than 330 pull requests from 85 contributors, and added dozens of new resources. The 3.0 release includes a ton of bug fixes, usability improvements, and additional platform support. […]

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Chef Open Source Community News – September 2018

Chef Open Source Community News

Here’s this month’s round up of what happened in September across the Chef, Habitat, and InSpec open-source communities. Chef This month’s release of Chef 14 is Chef 14.5.33, which includes two new resources: windows_workgroup, which allows you to modify the system’s Windows workgroup, and locale, which sets the system locale. Thank you to community members […]

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InSpec compliance profiles for Azure’s CIS Benchmark and Azure Cloud Scanner in Chef Automate 2.0

InSpec compliance profiles for Azure’s CIS Benchmark and Azure Cloud Scanner in Chef Automate 2.0

InSpec by Chef is a powerful “compliance as code” tool powered by an ever growing number of compliance profiles and target resources. It enables users to achieve continuous compliance across their IT environments. Over the last six months Chef has created dedicated teams to create and test profiles for a variety of OSs and Cloud […]

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New Videos: Getting Started with Habitat and Application Automation

New Videos: Getting Started with Habitat and Application Automation

We have some exciting news! Chef is introducing a series of short videos for Habitat on YouTube: Getting Started with Habitat. This playlist focuses on Habitat – including getting started, core concepts, and practical tips. If you’re interested in application automation or you’re looking to modernize your legacy apps, these five new videos will help you […]

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In Search of Speed: The State of Applications

In Search of Speed: The State of Applications

We are very pleased to announce the results from Chef’s 2018 State of Applications Survey. Earlier this year, we partnered with Dimensional Research to survey 347 applications and IT operations professionals worldwide on the topic of application build and release processes. We also asked them to describe their current and future production infrastructure deployments to […]

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