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Roberta Leibovitz

Former Chef Employee


Nordstrom’s chefdk_bootstrap Cookbook

Introduction Nordstrom relies on Chef to manage over 6500 Linux and Windows servers in their data center and in the cloud. More and more app development teams at Nordstrom are adopting Chef to help them deliver software and manage their infrastructure.

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Chef and DevOps at JustGiving

JustGiving is the world’s largest fundraising platform. In the last twelve months, JustGiving has helped tens of millions of people raise over $700,000,000 dollars. This post describes how JustGiving uses Chef and DevOps to help manage its infrastructure and create a flexible, cooperative work environment.

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How to Be a Secure Chef

Many Chef users are interested in security. To answer the questions you’ve raised, we’ve put a new article called “How to be a Secure Chef” in the Chef skills library. You’ll find suggestions for securing the Chef server, the Chef client, and your workstation.

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DevOps and the bottom line

Nicole Forsgren, Chef’s Director of Organizational Performance and Analytics, has published an article, “DevOps and the bottom line.” In it, she explains how DevOps gives companies a competitive advantage that far surpasses what traditional approaches, such as buying new hardware, can do.

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Notes from the Lab: Developing and Validating the Community Cookbooks Survey

This is the second in a series of posts that tell the behind-the-scenes story of the Chef Community Cookbooks Survey—how the project began, the science behind it, and what the results showed. In this post, we talk to Dr. Nicole Forsgren about how she developed and validated the survey.

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Notes from the Lab: The Chef Community Cookbooks Survey

At ChefConf 2015, members of the Chef community received an invitation to participate in the Chef Community Cookbooks Survey. The survey was designed by Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Chef’s Director of Organizational Performance and Analytics, who is also a recognized expert on tool use, DevOps, and IT performance, particularly among technical professionals like sysadmins and developers.

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Automating Heterogeneous Environments at CenturyLink Cloud

Matt Wrock is a Principal Software Engineer at CenturyLink Cloud, where he works on data center automation. Many of you are already familiar with Matt from his blog Hurry Up and Wait! Matt writes about many aspects of software engineering, including Chef.

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Chef Workflow at CenturyLink Cloud

Matt Wrock is a Principal Software Engineer at CenturyLink Cloud, where he works on data center automation. Many of you are already familiar with Matt from his blog Hurry Up and Wait! Matt writes about many aspects of software engineering, including Chef.

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Standard Bank: Our DevOps Journey Blog Posts

For those of you who would like to read Standard Bank: Our DevOps Journey in its entirety, here are the blog posts.

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Standard Bank: Our DevOps Journey (Part 5)

This is the fifth entry in our ongoing, bi-weekly series examining our customer Standard Bank’s DevOps journey. You can read the first entry here, the second entry here, the third entry here, and the fourth entry here. Continue below for part five. In this blog post, we talk to several members of the Chop Chop team.

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