Evolution of Cookbook Development

In this post, I will explore some development patterns that I’ve seen (and done!) with Chef cookbooks, and then explain how we can evolve to a new level of cookbook development. The examples here come from Chef’s new chef-splunk cookbook, which is a refactored version of an old splunk42 cookbook. While there is a public splunk cookbook on the Chef […]

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Awesome Community Chef: Eric Wolfe – “Game to Cook (w/Chef, Linux, Pork, Beef…)”

Eric Wolfe received a Commodore 128 computer when he was just five years old and quickly became fascinated with playing games on this new machine. The joys of tinkering with that old Commodore took him through the next decade.  Years later, when he finally got a Windows computer, he learned everything he could about DOS […]

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Opscode To Steward Berkshelf

Chef was built from the beginning as an extensible framework that makes IT professionals’ lives easier. This extensibility has always led to interesting and exciting contributions from the community of Chef users. Innovative solutions for common challenges and process and tooling improvements help Chef users change the way IT works. Berkshelf is one example of […]

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Awesome Community Chefs: Miah Johnson – Game for Cookbooking Awesome

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (The MADE) in Oakland, CA is a one-of-a-kind place offering gamers of all shapes and sizes and opportunity to relive the milestones of gaming history and participate in epic tournaments, while kids can learn programming for free and get initiated into gaming culture. It is at The MADE […]

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Whip Up Awesome w/the Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook

The Chef Community and its many awesome contributors keep doing amazing things. Case in point, our friend Matthias Marschall (a software engineer ‘made in Germany’ and CTO at gutefrage.net GmbH helping run Germany’s biggest Q&A site)  just published his new book “Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook”. Check out the synopsis: Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook has all […]

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