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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Happy Birthday, Habitat!

Happy Birthday, Habitat! Last night marked Habitat’s first birthday party, celebrated with the project’s core team, which flew from their various distributed locations, local community members, and friends of the project. A public livestream allowed team members who couldn’t make it in person to also join in on a celebration of the past year’s successes […]

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Let’s Start Preparing for Whatever Comes After Containers

Delivering more things, more quickly, is the challenge that companies are tackling through digital transformation. This transformation involves adopting new technologies, processes, organizational structures, and, in most cases, dramatic cultural changes. It is made more difficult because many of the processes and structures being replaced were created to support specific technology choices. “There hasn’t been an […]

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The 3 Must See Blog Posts You Missed Last Week

With all the buzz of ChefConf last week, you may have missed some of our announcements. Get in the know and check out these three must see posts: InSpec launches support for cloud platform assessments Use InSpec for cloud native security and integration testing with three new open-source incubation projects: inspec-aws, inspec-azure, and inspec-vmware. Read more […]

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Chef Announcements: Lighting the Path from Here to There

Technology shifts, such as the moves toward cloud-native applications and container-first architectures, make it clear that tomorrow will look very different from today. But how to get from here to there? Today Chef announced a host of new product features, partner offerings, and skill-building opportunities that, taken together, light a path for enterprises to follow. At […]

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Enterprise Ready Habitat Plans Now Available

Today at ChefConf 2017 we are excited to launch a new program for enterprise content around Habitat and announce a first set of “enterprise ready” Habitat plans. The plans are all open source and serve as best practice references to guide you as you write plans for your own applications. For example, the PostgreSQL Habitat […]

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Scaffolding: Build and package apps

“The best plan is to barely have one at all.” – Ancient Habitat proverb Over the past several months we’ve been working on a feature of the build system that focuses on developers which helps them bundle up their applications to be run, managed, even updated with Habitat. We call this Scaffolding. Scaffolding helps developers […]

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