Chef and DevOps at JustGiving

JustGiving is the world’s largest fundraising platform. In the last twelve months, JustGiving has helped tens of millions of people raise over $700,000,000 dollars. This post describes how JustGiving uses Chef and DevOps to help manage its infrastructure and create a flexible, cooperative work environment. Contributors were Richard Atkinson, the Chief Information Officer, Owain Perry, […]

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DevOps and the bottom line

Nicole Forsgren, Chef’s Director of Organizational Performance and Analytics, has published an article, “DevOps and the bottom line.” In it, she explains how DevOps gives companies a competitive advantage that far surpasses what traditional approaches, such as buying new hardware, can do.  For example, companies that adopt DevOps can deploy hundreds or even thousands of […]

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Notes from the Lab: Developing and Validating the Community Cookbooks Survey

This is the second in a series of posts that tell the behind-the-scenes story of the Chef Community Cookbooks Survey—how the project began, the science behind it, and what the results showed. In this post, we talk to Dr. Nicole Forsgren about how she developed and validated the survey. The first post in the series […]

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Notes from the Lab: The Chef Community Cookbooks Survey

At ChefConf 2015, members of the Chef community received an invitation to participate in the Chef Community Cookbooks Survey. The survey was designed by Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Chef’s Director of Organizational Performance and Analytics, who is also a recognized expert on tool use, DevOps, and IT performance, particularly among technical professionals like sysadmins and developers. […]

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Automating Heterogeneous Environments at CenturyLink Cloud

Matt Wrock is a Principal Software Engineer at CenturyLink Cloud, where he works on data center automation. Many of you are already familiar with Matt from his blog Hurry Up and Wait! Matt writes about many aspects of software engineering, including Chef. He spoke on Entering the Chef Ecosystem From a Windows Background at ChefConf […]

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