Chef Automate’s New Release Cadence

Over the last year, we’ve adopted a monthly release cadence for chef-client and chefdk. That regular cadence has served us well, allowing users to predictably plan for and schedule upgrades. Today, we’re pleased to announce that Chef Automate will follow suit and also adopt a monthly release cadence. This change allows customers to more easily […]

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Webinars that rocked in 2016

Chef webinars are a great way to learn about new products, integrations, and build your skills as a Chef practitioner. In 2016, we presented more than 30 live webinars to thousands of attendees across the globe. My favorite part of these presentations is the interaction between Chef experts and our live audience members who participate in the Q&A […]

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Test Ohai Plugins with ChefSpec and InSpec

You can test your custom Ohai plugins with ChefSpec using the chefspec-ohai gem, and with InSpec in Test Kitchen. This frees you from the traditionally difficult task of debugging a failing Ohai plugin. In this post, I’ll focus solely on testing an Ohai plugin. If you are interested in a complete tutorial that walks through the process of […]

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Chef Supermarket Outage Post Mortem

On Thursday, February 26, we had an outage for downloading cookbooks from Supermarket via Berkshelf. The next day, February 27, we held a public post mortem. If you’d like to see the video of the post mortem, you can view it on Youtube [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rukGCxwWQSE). Description A deploy to production supermarket that was intended to allow […]

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ChefDK 0.11 Release Announcement

I’m excited to announce the release of ChefDK 0.11. Hot on the heels of the Chef Client 12.7.2 release, this release of the Chef development kit includes many updates and improvements. The release is available from our downloads page and the stable Omnitruck channel. Some highlights of this release: Lots of packages (Chef, Ohai, Berkshelf, etc.) are updated to […]

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