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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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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, chef-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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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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