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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

Posted in analytics, community, cookbooks, culture

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

Posted in chef, chefconf, community, cookbooks

An Awesome Chef’s Thoughts on the Community Summit

By now, hopefully all of you know we have Chef Community Summits in Seattle (Oct. 14-15) and London (Nov. 3-4) this Fall. Always some of the most engaging events of the year for the Chef Community, the Summits are organized

Posted in awesome chefs, community, culture, events

Chef Server 12.1.2 Released

Chef Server 12.1.2 is now released. This is a bug fix release which fixes installing remote add-on packages via the chef-server-ctl install command on apt systems. You can get the updated package here. Upgrade instructions are located here.

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Notes from the Lab: What Matters in Knowledge Sharing?

Hello again! I mentioned in my intro blog that, before coming to Chef, I was an academic, and I am actively researching the ways tech professionals choose and use technology. A large part of that effort is writing and publishing

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5 Ways to Deal With the install.sh Curl Pipe Bash problem

What is the Curl Pipe Bash Problem? You have probably seen documentation on commands to use to install chef-client that look something like: Or just: Or for ChefDK: What these commands do is talk to a service we have called

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Chef Server 12.1.1 Released

Chef Server 12.1.1 was released today. This is a bug fix release which fixes bugs related to upgrades from Open Source 11, Enterprise Chef 11, and Chef Server 12. This release also ships OpenSSL 1.0.1p; however, Chef Server was not

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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,

Posted in awesome chefs, chef, cloud, community, culture, customers

Announcing new dates for ChefConf 2016

A few months ago, we announced ChefConf 2016 would be in Austin, TX, May 9-11, at the beautiful JW Marriott hotel. Many of you in the community were excited about the location, which boasts tremendous culture, food, outdoor activity, nightlife,

Posted in announcements, chefconf, community, culture, devops

OpenSSL Vulnerability CVE-2015-1793 and Chef

On July 9th, 2015, the OpenSSL team released a new high severity security advisory. This advisory details an issue that affects OpenSSL versions 1.0.2c, 1.0.2b, 1.0.1n and 1.0.1o. After reviewing the vulnerability described in this security advisory, the team at

Posted in community, security