Application Packaging for Modern 12 Factor Applications

One of the defining characteristics of Habitat is the packaging technology. Packaging is in no way a new concept. Operating System vendors have solved this problem for sometime using tools like RPM, Debian Packages, Yum, Apt, etc. Virtually all programming languages have their own packaging formats as well, such as NPM, Yarn, pip, Cargo, bundler, […]

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Chef Automate Release – August 2017

Last week, Chef announced Chef Automate 1.6, which provides significant new capabilities to help organizations reduce risk, improve efficiency, and increase speed. Headline features of the release include new capabilities to make it easier to detect and act on compliance issues, improved data handling to reduce storage requirements by 20%, and notifications to help teams […]

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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 Automate release – July 2017

Chef Automate is officially one year old as of this latest release (1.5.46). Happy birthday, Chef Automate! There are a number of things to highlight this release. Compliance Views Better insight of compliance state and profile data is now available by default in the Chef Automate GUI. The new views are available from the top-level navigation […]

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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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Integrate Chef into your Build and Release pipelines with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services

Today, we are pleased to announce the first release of Chef Integration for Visual Studio Team Services, released to the Visual Studio Marketplace. We know many of you are users of Visual Studio Team Services and have asked how to integrate Chef into your build and release pipeline, so we have brought you these tasks […]

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