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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Chef Certification – New Badges and Updates

The Chef Certification program currently has three badges available for achieving the Certified Chef Developer level of certification. To reach this level of cert, you must pass the Basic Chef Fluency, Local Cookbook Development, and Extending Chef exams. In early March, we will introduce the Deploying Cookbooks badge. If the scope of this badge maps more […]

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Highlights from RailsConf 2016

Last month I had the privilege of attending my first technical conference. Before my acceptance as an intern at Chef, I applied for and received an Opportunity Scholarship to attend RailsConf 2016. Opportunity Scholars are new to the Rails community and are at RailsConf to have their first tech conference experience. I applaud RailsConf for […]

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Omnibus-ctl: What is it and what can it do for you?

Are you building software with Chef Omnibus? Do your packages need to run multiple runit services? Then Omnibus-ctl may be for you! Omnibus-ctl is a massively useful tool you can use to run common commands in Chef Omnibus packages. What is Chef Omnibus? Chef Omnibus is a way to easily create full-stack installers for projects […]

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Awesome Chef – Chef’s Youngest Contributor Jane Ireton

Last week, Jane Ireton, daughter of Chef Community member Doug Ireton, became Chef’s youngest contributor (eight years old!) by making this commit to Chef provisioning:   This is, of course, not only awesome and delightful, but exactly what the Chef Community is all about. Doug, naturally, was very proud: My 8-yr old daughter Jane’s first […]

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