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DevOps for Web Development by Mitesh Soni

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Installing software packages using cookbooks

Until now, we've seen how to created a hosted Chef account, how to configure a Chef workstation, and how to converge a node.

Now it is time to install software packages using cookbooks. To set up the runtime environment automatically, it's best to use the Chef community cookbooks:

  1. Visit https://github.com/chef-cookbooks and find all the community cookbooks required to set up a runtime environment, as shown in the following screenshot:

    Installing software packages using cookbooks

  2. We are using a sample Spring application, namely, PetClinic. We need to install Java and Tomcat to run a Java EE application such as this.
  3. Download the Tomcat cookbook from ...

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