Habitat Builder: The fastest path from code to cloud native

Today we’re excited to take the wraps off the public preview of the latest member of the Chef family, Habitat Builder. Builder is a service that makes building cloud-native apps faster and easier than ever. We are also releasing new integrations for Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes. Read on to learn more about everything we’re releasing, […]

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Application Packaging for Modern 12 Factor Applications

One of the defining characteristics of Habitat is the packaging technology. Packaging is in no way a new concept. Operating System vendors have solved this problem for sometime using tools like RPM, Debian Packages, Yum, Apt, etc. Virtually all programming languages have their own packaging formats as well, such as NPM, Yarn, pip, Cargo, bundler, […]

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Building Developer Services with Habitat

Something we often talk about in the arena of DevOps is the need for cultural or organizational change. One thing that’s often missing from the conversation is the virtuous cycle that tends to occur between People, Process, and Technology. As DevOps has helped us rethink our processes and organizations, technology has advanced and changed under […]

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Habitat and Twelve-Factor Applications

Twelve-Factor Applications are not something revolutionary or new. The concepts were originally published over 5 years ago, however they are are still relevant today as they were then. With the growth of Cloud Computing and the introspection that has taken place in the industry about how you run distributed services at scale, it’s useful to […]

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Introducing Scaffolding and Multi-Service Supervisor in Habitat 0.20.0

We recently released Habitat 0.20.0, which introduced two new features: Scaffolding and Multi-Service Supervisor. These features continue to make it easy to build, deploy, and manage your applications with Habitat. (For a more in-depth look at Multi-Service Supervisors you can read this blog post.) These two features are exciting because they make it super simple to […]

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Chef at KubeCon Europe

Last week Chef was in Berlin for the 2017 edition of Kubecon EU. For me personally, this was my second CloudNativeCon/Kubecon, and it definitely lived up to my expectations. The attendees of CloudNativeCon/Kubecon seem to be some of the brightest conference attendees I’ve seen. Couple that with the great Open Source Software community in Europe, and […]

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