Accelerating time to productivity with Chef Automate using OpsWorks for Chef Automate

At ChefConf 2018 in Chicago last month Arun Gupta, AWS Principal Open Source Technologist, showcased how you can check for compliance of worker nodes in a Kubernetes cluster using OpsWorks for Chef Automate (OWCA). As part of the conference, AWS open sourced the code used; Give it a try! you can download the code here. […]

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Open Source & Dollar Bills: Building a Successful Company on “Free” Software

How do you build a successful, profitable company on top of open-source software, when you’re giving away the core product? In this post, which accompanies a talk I’m giving at the Linux Foundation’s 2018 Open Source Leadership Summit, I’ll discuss how building a company on an open-source foundation is a fundamentally aggressive move, yet has […]

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From scripting languages to automated developer landscapes at SAP

SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software that helps companies of all sizes and industries run better, has reshaped their processes to enable the speed developers need. Over the last two years SAP adopted Chef to automate their on demand deployment of their developer landscapes. A landscape at SAP describes a complex environment, consisting […]

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Habitat Builder: The fastest path from code to cloud native

Today we’re excited to take the wraps off the public preview of the latest member of the Chef family, Habitat Builder. Builder is a service that makes building cloud-native apps faster and easier than ever. We are also releasing new integrations for Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes. Read on to learn more about everything we’re releasing, […]

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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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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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