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Thom May

Thom is an engineer on Chef's Community Engineering team, based in London. He works on Chef, ohai, cookbooks and pretty much anything else Chef has ever shipped.


2017 Chef Project Year in Review

The Chef project has had an incredibly busy 2017 – and thank you all for your help and support! Our Community On GitHub, we’ve seen 3,733 Pull Requests, from 618 people. More than 50% of those Pull Requests were from non-Chef employees, which continues to amaze and delight me.

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Coming soon: Chef Client 14 and Chef Development Kit 3

At Chef, we understand that Infrastructure Automation enables your business to succeed, but it isn’t the reason your business exists.

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Chef Community Engineering – Q2 Update

It’s hard to believe we’re half way through the year already, but having had a chance to meet with and celebrate our community at ChefConf in Austin a couple months ago, we’ve had a really phenomenal second quarter. I’m really excited to share some of the things we’ve been up to, together!

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Chef DK 2.0 Released

We’re delighted to announce the release of Chef DK 2.0. This release updates many of the tools included in Chef DK, which provides more features and functionality, and adds support for partner integrations. Chef DK 2.0 contains Chef Client 13.2, and is the best way to develop, validate, and deploy Chef cookbooks.

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Upgrading to Chef Client 13 – Answers to all your questions

It’s great to see how much excitement there is for the upcoming release of Chef Client 13 on April 10th! We’ve had a bunch of questions about this release. I’ll address some of the frequently asked questions here so you’ll be prepared to upgrade. How do I get Chef Client 13 today?

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Preparing for Chef Client 13

Over the last year, we’ve adopted a monthly release cadence for Chef. This has served us well, giving our users (and our staff!) a predictable schedule and making it safer and easier to release a version of Chef than ever before. Now, it’s time to introduce the next step.

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Chef: A year in the life

This year at the Chef Community Summit in London, fellow engineer Tim Smith and I presented an overview of the state of the Chef ecosystem. We took a look at some of the new functionality available in modern Chef clients.

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Chef 11.18.12 Released

Ohai Chefs, We’ve just released Chef 11.18.12. This release updates OpenSSL to 1.0.1m, solving the issues listed in the recent security announcement. ## Wait… You skipped 11.18.8 and 11.18.10 I found minor issues with both of these releases (failing Windows tests, incorrect gem version). Sorry for any confusion. ## How to get it?

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Chef Client 12.3.0 Released

Ohai Chefs! We’ve just released Chef Client 12.3.0. This release includes bug fixes as well couple of new goodies… we hope you enjoy them. You can check out the CHANGELOG for a full set of the changes.

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