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Chef Guide: Accelerate test-driven development with Chef Workstation and Test Kitchen

Whether you’re new to Chef or an old pro, Test Kitchen can be a boon to anyone looking to dive into test-driven automation practices and rapid code development.

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Chef Product Launches, Roadmaps, and Webinars ohmy!

We’ve had a couple of big events in the last month, and I wanted to make sure you saw them!  Infra Client 17 Launch  At the end of April, we hosted our Chef Infra Client 17’s Virtual Launch, and registration for that event blew away all of our previous webinars.

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Product Announcement: New Chef Infra Server Automate Functionality and EOL Updates for Chef Manage and Backend

EOL Notice: The end-of-life (EOL) dates for Chef Manage 2.5.x+, Chef Backend 2.x have been extended from December 31, 2021 to December 31, 2022.

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Chef Community Recognition Program and Live Celebration

On April 28th Tim Smith (AKA tas50) and I are hosting the launch of Chef Infra Client 17 (register here if you haven’t yet!). As part of the launch, we’re including a Community of Contributors Celebration. I’m excited to be able to start this new annual recognition program that acknowledges both internal and external contributors to Chef’s open-source projects.

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Chef Announcements: New EAS Release, Chef Infra Client 17 and Community Celebration Event

Chef was built around a vibrant, innovative, and supportive community that helped shape the DevOps movement and usher in a series of automation capabilities to help organizations deliver infrastructure and applications quickly and securely. Today, Progress Software announced updates to the Chef portfolio and community program to build on that heritage.

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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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Product Announcement: Chef Infra Server 14 Now Available

Chef Infra Server acts as an enterprise hub for configuration data. Chef Infra Server stores cookbooks, the policies that are applied to nodes, and metadata that describes each registered node that is being managed by Chef.

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Upgrading the Chef Infra Client

Welcome back to the upgrading Chef Infra blog series! Over the past weeks we’ve talked about why you should upgrade and how to upgrade your cookbooks for compatibility through the use of cookstyle. Your cookbooks are now ready to function with the newest Chef Infra versions.

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Upgrading Your Cookbooks for Compatibility with Chef Infra Client 16

It’s time to talk about Chef Infra upgrades! Last time around, we covered why it’s important to run on the latest client, and reviewed some of the improvements that have been made in the last few years of releases.

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