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Tim Smith

Tim is the Product Manager for Chef Infra.


Product Announcement: Chef Infra Client 17 Now Available

Today, I’m excited to announce the release of Chef Infra Client 17. Chef Infra Client 17 builds upon our efforts to make Chef Infra easier to use for a wider range of audiences and use cases. Chef Infra Client 17 includes increased platform coverage, improved cloud support, and improvements to our Chef Infra language.

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Chef Infra Best Practices: #3 Testing Chef Infra Cookbooks Fast with Docker

Third installment of the Shape-Up Your Infrastructure Webinar Series – “Testing Chef Infra Cookbooks Fast with Docker”.  It often seems like every day brings about a new mission-critical business application to manage. Each of these critical systems needs special attention as you build out your infrastructure automation. No one wants to push out that “simple” configuration change that causes a business outage.

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Goodbye ChefDK, Hello Chef Workstation

With the end of 2020 fast approaching, ChefDK is nearing end-of-life status. Don’t panic just yet though, because we have a simple upgrade path that will give you even better functionality for managing Chef products.

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Announcing the Chef Infra Server 13 Deprecation

Today we are announcing the deprecation of Chef Infra Server 13, with the eventual end of life (EOL) date of June 30th, 2021. On the EOL date, all development will terminate and no new versions will be released.

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Automatically Updating Cookbooks with Cookstyle

Infrastructure code, just like your infrastructure, is in constant flux. New services need to be updated and deployed, configuration changes need to be propagated, and security vulnerabilities mitigated. There’s a never-ending stream of code changes to make and once you’ve written your infrastructure code you just want it to work.

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Goodbye, Foodcritic

All good things come to an end, and now is the time to say goodbye to Foodcritic. In 2011, Andrew Crump did the Chef community a huge service by writing what would become the defacto standard code linter for Chef Cookbooks. Foodcritic was a ground up code linting tool built especially for Chef Cookbooks.

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What’s new in Chef 14 and ChefDK 3

At the beginning of April we announced the release of Chef Client 14. Shortly after, I presented a live webinar: What’s new in Chef 14 and ChefDK 3. In case you missed it, watch a recording of the presentation below to see the newest features included in this release. You can download Chef 14 here.

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Chef at Config Management Camp

Config Management Camp is a conference that is 100% dedicated to configuration management. The conference took place February 6th and 7th at the SchoonMeersen Campus of the University College Gent. The event brought together config management users from all over Europe, including Chef staff from the US who gave talks on both Habitat and Chef.

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