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Erchef Comes to Hosted Chef

I’m very happy and quite proud to announce the successful deployment of erchef on Hosted Chef this week. Getting erchef into Hosted Chef has been a long and challenging project involving a good chunk of Opscode’s engineers. Since the successful

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Chef Server 11.0.8 Released

We are happy to announce the release of Chef Server 11.0.8 containing a number of security and bug fixes as detailed below. The MVP for this release is Joe Breu (@rackerjoe) who contributed a fix for CHEF-3889 to correct PostgreSQL

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Reflections on 5 years as an Open Source company

As we head in to our second (sold out! Woohoo!) #ChefConf, I find myself getting all misty eyed, nostalgic, and reflective. My journey with Chef started with an empty terminal window and a consulting company that was having trouble scaling;

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Turn it to 11: Upgrading From Chef 10

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this blog post recommended setting cookbook_path to nil in the knife.rb file. That line has been removed, as it causes an error in newer version of knife/chef-client. Either do not set the cookbook_path or

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Chef 11 Server: Up and Running

In this post, we’re going to look at how easy it is to get up and running with a Chef Server on a brand new Ubuntu 12.04 or CentOS 6.3 system. We’ll also explore the new Chef Server management tool,┬áchef-server-ctl,

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The Making of Erchef, the Chef 11 Server

The Chef 11 Server provides significant improvements in terms of compute efficiency, scalability, and operability. We achieved these improvements by rewriting the API server in Erlang and switching the data store from CouchDB to PostgreSQL. This post provides a behind

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Chef 11 Released!

We’re incredibly proud to share the latest major release of Chef with you. The Chef Client and Chef Server are now separate projects. We will be making separate but compatible releases moving forward. You can download both of them from

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Chef for OpenStack in Boston and NYC

What better way to start 2013 than getting involved with Chef for OpenStack in Boston and New York City? We’ve got 3 free events and they’re all filling fast: January 22:Chef for OpenStack Hack Day – Boston January 22:Chef-BOSTON Meetup:

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Introducing Partial Search for Opscode Hosted Chef

We have deployed a new search API, dubbed /partial search/, to Opscode Hosted Chef. The partial search API is designed to reduce the amount of memory and the network bandwidth required by chef-client to process search results. You can start

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The Debug Files: Bookshelf and the Broken Transfer Encoding

What follows is the story of a bug we encountered during development of what will become the Chef 11 API server. The story unfolds as we began to integrate and test Bookshelf, a new component that handles cookbook file storage.

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