The Chef ecosystem is as rich as Chef itself is complex; there's a myriad of tools filling almost every imaginable task we can think of. Chef being written in Ruby, a lot of those tools are also written in Ruby and over the years, the usual dependency hell between tools, plugins, code, and various Ruby versions led to a simple solution—the Chef DK. The Chef DK also brings a nice selection of the best tools and environments that work well together.
We'll see how to install the Chef DK and quickly describe what it includes.
The current Chef DK version is 1.1.16.
To work through this recipe, you will need the following: