A gentle introduction to Chef
Chef is an awesome Ruby based configuration management system. It’s main reason for existence is to automate your infrastructure. It will help you bring your application to life, including all the dependencies like web and app servers, load balancers, DNS, NTP, just to name a few.
In this talk I will give a introduction to Chef and its tools like knife and chef-solo. We will dive in to the autonomy of a cookbook and a recipe. After attending this talk you should be able to write a simple recipe and start hacking on your own Chef cookbooks with the help of Vagrant.
Daniel Paulus is a recovering Ruby hacker and Mac addict currently working as Open Source Consultant for Inuits, the leading Benelux Open Source Consultancy firm. He is heavily inspired by Automation
and he loves to cook with awesome recipes.