What’s Shipping?

Chef has been busy shipping a lot of new software lately. Here are some of the releases that have shipped in the last few weeks!

Chef Server

The Chef Server was recently updated to consolidate credentials that are stored on the system.  This update paved the way for a number of other product releases:

Cookbook Development

Writing and sharing cookbooks is an important part of the Chef development experience.  Here are some of the software releases that help with that process.

  • Bento 2.3.4 – The latest batch of bento boxes has been built and uploaded to Atlas.
  • ChefSpec 6.2 – a fix for search and an update to reporting.
  • Fauxhai 4.1 – a new option to disable GitHub access when executing ChefSpec.
  • Foodcritic 10.2 – Foodcritic release velocity is ramping up.  The latest release includes 3 new rules and reduces the number of false positives.
  • Stove 5.0 – Extended metadata will now be generated and shipped to the Supermarket by default.
  • kitchen-vagrant 1.1.0 – a number of enhancements and fixes including better caching capabilities.
  • Supermarket 2.9.21 – Security update and new quality metrics


While we’re on the subject of cookbooks, the Windows cookbook recently received a major release and the Cookbook Engineering team has been busy updating cookbooks so that they’ll work properly with the upcoming Chef Client 13 release.  

The 3.0 release of the Windows Cookbook was a major release with too many updates to this cookbook to include here, please be sure to check out the release announcement!

The 3.0.0 release of the Audit Cookbook is focused on improving use of this cookbook in an air-gapped environment and prepares the cookbook for the pending Chef Client 13 release.

Other cookbooks that have been updated in the last few weeks include:

Push Jobs

As mentioned above the Push Jobs server was recently updated to take advantage of changes to the Chef Server. The Push Jobs client was updated, too!


  • InSpec 1.18.0 – New key_rsa and x509_certificate resources, enhancements to InSpec Habitat profile, and a few other enhancements and fixes.


  • Habitat 0.19.0 – Habitat continues to move pretty quickly. This release is chock full of features and bug fixes.

Coming Soon!

Want to know what’s coming up next? We have been posting some of our demos on YouTube!  Check out to the Demo Days playlist on YouTube to see what’s coming soon.

Nathen Harvey

As the VP of Community Development at Chef, Nathen helps the community whip up an awesome ecosystem built around the Chef framework. Nathen also spends much of his time helping people learn about the practices, processes, and technologies that support DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Web-scale IT. Prior to joining Chef, Nathen spent a number of years managing operations and infrastructure for a number of web applications. Nathen is a co-host of the Food Fight Show, a podcast about Chef and DevOps.