Announcing InSpec 2.0

We are delighted to announce the availability of InSpec 2.0, the newest version of Chef’s open-source project for compliance automation. InSpec helps you express security and compliance requirements as code and incorporate it directly into the delivery process, eliminating ambiguity and manual processes to help you ship faster while remaining secure. What’s New in InSpec […]

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Preparing for Chef 14 release and Chef 12 End-of-Life

As we previously announced, April 2018 will mark two important milestones for Chef Client and ChefDK: Chef Client 14 and ChefDK 3 will be released near the beginning of April. This represent the fastest and easiest-to-use versions of Chef to date. Chef Client 12 and ChefDK 1 will become end-of-life on April 30, 2018. This means […]

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2018 Compliance Survey Results: Compliance Lays Path to Agility for Software Delivery with ‘Detect, Correct, Automate’ Approach

Last year, we conducted a survey of more than 1,500 Chef customers to help us better understand their most pressing issues related to automation: productivity, roles and technology adoption. As we’ve noted in the past, the highest-performing software organizations are able to outperform their peers in each of three key areas, and associated metrics. Speed: […]

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Chef Open Source Community News – January 2018

Chef has always been built atop a very strong open-source community. However, we’ve heard from many of you that it’s hard to find news about new features being developed in our open-source projects. Thus, we are starting 2018 off by trying something new, which is to summarize open source developments in Chef, Habitat, InSpec, and […]

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Detect Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities with InSpec

Earlier this month, Google Project Zero announced several security vulnerabilities in many modern processors, commonly referred to by the names Spectre and Meltdown. These vulnerabilities arise from the exploitation of performance optimizations in modern CPUs, features known as branch prediction and speculative execution. You can read more about these hardware vulnerabilities at the Spectre Attack […]

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Announcing Chef Cookbook Support in JFrog Artifactory

In partnership with JFrog, we are delighted to announce that Artifactory now supports Chef cookbooks as an artifact format. This functionality is available in Artifactory starting with version 5.1. Chef cookbook support inside Artifactory is significant for a number of reasons. Many of our customers say that they already have an artifact store with Artifactory. They want […]

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The blind adoption mistake: How to determine if containers are right for you

Making mistakes is part of life. But that doesn’t mean blindly making choices, in life, or in technology, without considering whether others have trodden the same path before. Every generation of technology — disruptive or not — brings with it a similar set of challenges as the previous generation, only in a different form. One […]

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