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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Simplifying Container Management with Habitat

Containers provide a delightful development experience. It’s easy to download a container image and get started writing code. But it’s a different story when you have to run containers in production at scale. That’s when all the hidden complexities become apparent and the real challenges begin. What tools are you going to use to build, […]

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Chef and Habitat at Container World 2017

Last week, Chef sponsored and attended Container World in Santa Clara, CA . This was an unofficial stop on the ongoing Hands on Habitat World Tour, and we held a well attended workshop on getting started with Habitat and containers. Chef and Habitat guru @mfdii kicking off a container workshop at pre-conf #containerworld – try […]

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