Chef Open Source Community: Year in Review

Throughout 2018, we published monthly community updates to summarize valuable new features & and developments in Chef’s open source projects (Chef, Habitat and InSpec) as well as ecosystem tools & content like Test Kitchen, Foodcritic, Supermarket, Habitat core plans, and InSpec profiles & plugins. For the month of December, we thought we would use the […]

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Beyond the Checkout: Creating Next-Gen Point-of-Sale Solutions with Continuous Delivery and Habitat

Continuous delivery to your retail environment without refactor? Take a look at a modern application delivery model that fits both legacy and next-gen POS software. Point-of-sale (POS) systems in 2018 are effectively no different than multi-tiered IT applications from the datacenter or cloud. So why can’t we innovate at the same speed as our mobile […]

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Repackage, Don’t Rewrite! Improving Portability and Agility of Legacy Applications with Habitat

Until now, there have only been two approaches to deal with business-critical legacy applications written in a pre-cloud era: rewrite them, which is a painful, risky and long-lived process (and in some cases, not possible); or lift-and-shift, which doesn’t address the underlying technical debt or the difficulty of managing and deploying this software. In our […]

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November 2018 OSS Updates

Here’s this month’s round up of what happened in November across the Chef, Habitat, and InSpec open-source communities. Many thanks to all of our contributors this month. Chef This month’s release of Chef 14 is Chef 14.7.17. This release includes three new resources for users on Windows: windows_firewall_rule, to let you manage Windows firewall rules; […]

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Habitat® and Chef® Automate for Applications

A little over two years ago, the Habitat project was begun, with the idea that applications can move much faster if we design automation from the application’s point of view. This took the form of an abstraction, and a contract, between the application layer and the underlying infrastructure beneath it. Since then, we have worked […]

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Chef Open Source Community News – September 2018

Here’s this month’s round up of what happened in September across the Chef, Habitat, and InSpec open-source communities. Chef This month’s release of Chef 14 is Chef 14.5.33, which includes two new resources: windows_workgroup, which allows you to modify the system’s Windows workgroup, and locale, which sets the system locale. Thank you to community members […]

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