Quantifying DevOps Outcomes: Managing Risk

Last week, we held our second webinar in a four part series focused on digital transformation. In that session, we focused on why mitigating risk is essential to increasing speed. In case you missed it, you can watch a recording of the second episode, “Managing Risk” below. Outperformance means shipping software faster, but also more safely […]

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Continuous Compliance with InSpec: Bay Area Chef Meetup at Wealthfront

Last month, I spoke at the The Bay Area Chef Meetup, hosted by long time #ChefFriends, Wealthfront. They shared their Chef development process beginning with local dev, using Test Kitchen, all the way through their automated testing pipeline. There were also a lot of great discussions about test driven development practices. You can learn more […]

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Chef Community Engineering – 2016 – A Year in Review

Sure, it’s a little late for a retrospective on 2016 but, as they say, better late than never! Here’s a look back at some of the amazing things the Chef Community Engineering team helped deliver in 2016. Supermarket The Chef Supermarket is here to make it easy to be successful with Chef through sharing the […]

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Set up a Patch Management System Using Chef Automate

How does Chef handle patch management? The short answer is: it depends. For some organizations, patch management is simply a matter of running vendor-recommended updates on a fairly regular interval, while having the flexibility to install on-demand updates as vulnerabilities like 0-days require. For others, environments must be entirely air gapped, and multiple internal repositories and […]

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Top 10 Most Viewed Blogs of 2016

In 2016, we published more than 200 blog posts, highlighting major releases and announcements, partnerships and integrations, skill-building and how to articles, and more. Here are the top ten most viewed posts of 2016. #10 Deploy a Java Web App on Tomcat 8 with Habitat In September, we released a new Habitat Package for deploying a JavaEE […]

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Automating compliance for financial services

We’ve been talking about the importance of incorporating compliance into your development workflow for a while now. With Chef Automate, we’ve delivered an enterprise-grade solution for turning compliance policy into code. We’ve written a whitepaper, recorded a webinar, and created a tutorial and documentation that all detail how you can integrate compliance into your deployment […]

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Test Ohai Plugins with ChefSpec and InSpec

You can test your custom Ohai plugins with ChefSpec using the chefspec-ohai gem, and with InSpec in Test Kitchen. This frees you from the traditionally difficult task of debugging a failing Ohai plugin. In this post, I’ll focus solely on testing an Ohai plugin. If you are interested in a complete tutorial that walks through the process of […]

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