Chef Metal Alpha

An early Christmas present for you! We’ve been rethinking how Chef can be used to bootstrap machines and create test environments, and an early prototype–the chef-metal gem–has come out of that thinking. The long explanation is here. The short form is, imagine writing this in a recipe and having the machine show up, converged, in […]

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mixlib-config 2.1

mixlib-config has a new minor release with save() and restore(). save will take any values the user has explicitly set and place them in a hash. This does not include defaults. A usage example with Chef::Config, which uses Mixlib::Config: [sourcecode language=”ruby”][/sourcecode] Chef::Config.log_level = ‘debug’ my_hash = Chef::Config.save # Returns { :log_level => ‘debug’ } Chef::Config.log_level […]

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SSL Certificate Validation in Chef

SSL and Chef As Chef has grown up, we've found that we've needed to revisit some decisions we made when Chef was an unruly upstart open source project. One such decision is how Chef handles HTTPS connections by default. Currently, Chef defaults to not verifying certificates when it makes HTTPS connections. There are a number […]

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Chef 10.28.0 Released

Hello Chefs, we’re happy to announce the release of Chef 10.28.0 today. This minor release backports a few features from Chef 11.6 and includes some important bug fixes as well. MVP Jeff Blaine has been one of our most active community members for a while now, contributing to countless cookbooks, documentation fixes, and Chef patches […]

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Surge and Free Chef Training

Our friends at OmniTI are hosting the fourth annual Surge: a conference dedicated to scalability and performance that brings together the best and brightest in Web Operations. The conference is being held September 12-13 in the National Harbor waterfront district just outside of Washington, DC. We’ve teamed up with the Surge team to make this […]

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