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Policyfiles: A Guided Tour

If you watched the ChefConf keynote, attended last years’ community summits, or follow our open source mailing lists, you’ve probably heard about Policyfiles. If you haven’t, here’s the deal: Policies are a new feature of Chef that combine the very

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Chef Teams with AWS, Brings DevOps to the Pop-Up Loft

We’re excited to announce we’ve joined with our friends at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the reopening of the AWS Pop-Up Loft, which had a very successful run earlier this year. Chef is joining AWS to bring DevOps and IT

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We Do Not Sell Vacuum Cleaners

[Scene opens on an idyllic suburban neighborhood where a salesman in an ill-fitting suit and sporting well-greased hair approaches the door of a quaint, one-story brick home.] [Man knocks. A cheerful yet cautious woman opens the door. ] Salesman: “Hello

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There is one Chef Server, and it is Open Source

Chef is used by companies of all shapes and sizes, from tiny startups to the largest companies in the world, to create businesses where infrastructure moves as fast as software. One thing that binds all these different companies together, regardless

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Chef Releases Chef 12 to Power DevOps Practices in the Enterprise

Company Converges to Single Source Code Base and Introduces Tiered Subscription Model to Deliver Web-Scale IT in the Enterprise IT Automation Platform Delivers Comprehensive Integration with Windows PowerShell DSC, VMware vCloud Air, and Amazon Web Services SEATTLE – September 8,

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Chef Brings DevOps Platform and Practices to Windows and Microsoft Azure

New Chef Integration with Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Enables Users to Automate Workloads and Accelerate Application Delivery In Both Windows and Linux Environments SEATTLE – September 8, 2014 –Chef, the leader in web-scale IT automation, today announced new integration

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On Joining Chef

As many of you in the Community have seen by now, I recently joined Chef as a Vice President (more on what in particular I will be up to in a minute). I first came across the open source Chef

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Welcome More New Chefs!

Continuing our series of updates on the new Chefs joining our engineering corps., we have another group of three delightful folks who have come on board.

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“Enjoy the Work”: Finding the work/life balance

Recently MongoDB CEO Max Schireson wrote a compelling and personal blog about why he was stepping down as the company’s CEO. Max’s post on his struggle to find balance with his professional and personal lives sparked conversation here at Chef,

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Windows Automation Testing w/Chef by @mwrockx

Our friend Matt Wrock, a software engineer at CenturyLink Cloud, recently wrote a tremendous “how to” blog on Windows automation testing using Chef, Vagrant, and Test Kitchen. Matt writes: I work for CenturyLink Cloud and infrastructure automation is front and

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