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Joshua Timberman

Joshua Timberman is a Code Cleric at CHEF, where he Cures Technical Debt Wounds for 1d8+5 lines of code, casts Protection from Yaks, and otherwise helps continuously improve internal technical process.


Impromptu November Chef Meeting in Seattle

The Opscode Services team will be in Seattle next week, and we will be hosting a Chef community meeting at Studio in the Hotel 1000. If you like Chef, Ruby or anything else operations related, please join us! I will be presenting how to write lightweight resources and providers in Chef cookbooks.

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Webcast Recording: Build a LAMP stack with Chef

In case you missed the webcast this morning, or want to review it again, we have posted the WebEx recording Also as promised, the guide that goes with the webcast is on the Help site. “This page describes how to build a simple Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP stack using Chef cookbooks provided by Opscode.

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Upcoming Webcast: Connecting the Dots, Build a LAMP stack with Chef

It’s time for another Opscode Webcast! UPDATE: Here is the Link to the previous session: ! Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010 Time: 10:45 AM Pacific Presenter: Joshua Timberman (@jtimberman) This webcast will assume the audience has signed up for the Opscode Platform and followed getting started guide. We will cover: Downloading cookbooks from cookbooks.opscode.

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O’Reilly Webcast: Automated Infrastructure is on the Menu with Chef

Last week, O’Reilly recorded a webcast preview and introduction for the Automated Infrastructure is on the Menu tutorial that Aaron Peterson and I will be presenting at OSCON on July 20th.

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New APT Repository for Chef 0.9

We are pleased to announce that the updated Debian/Ubuntu packages of Chef 0.9 have been posted to the new apt.opscode.com repository! Please be aware of the following changes in the packaging if you’re using the older 0.7 packages from Ubuntu 9.10/10.04 or the old apt.opscode.com. chef-server-slices is deprecated, and split into chef-server-api and chef-server-webui.

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Amazon EC2 AMIs for Ubuntu 10.04 and Chef 0.8.16

We have published new Amazon EC2 AMIs for Ubuntu 10.04 with Chef 0.8.16. The identifiers are: ami-17f51c7e (Ubuntu 10.04, 32bit, Chef 0.8.16) ami-eff51c86 (Ubuntu 10.04, 64bit, Chef 0.8.16) The wiki page is updated with the AMI ID’s and now includes instructions on how you can roll your own AMIs.

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Amazon EC2 AMIs for Ubuntu 9.10 and Chef 0.8.10

We have published new Amazon EC2 AMIs for Ubuntu 9.10 with Chef 0.8.10. The identifiers are: ami-69987600 (32bit) ami-6b987602 (64bit) We have created a wiki page with instructions on how to utilize these AMIs. That page will be updated with new identifiers corresponding to new Chef releases.

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Amazon EC2 AMIs for Ubuntu 9.10 and Chef 0.8.8

We have published Amazon EC2 images based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 9.10 base image, with Chef 0.8.8 installed via RubyGems. AMIs are only available in the us-east zone at this time. These images have Chef 0.8.8 pre-installed, with the chef-client service set up to start on boot via runit.

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APT Repository for Chef

As mentioned in our announcement of Chef packages in Ubuntu's Karmic Koala release, we are working on getting Chef and its dependencies in various Debian and Ubuntu releases. We also said we would create an APT repository, and now following distribution releases are available: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala"Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope"Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex"Ubuntu 8.

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Chef Available in Ubuntu Karmic Koala!

We are very excited to announce that Chef packages and related dependencies have been accepted into Ubuntu's Karmic Koala release! This is a great milestone in the effort to get Debian/Ubuntu packages of Chef available.

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