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Infrastructure as Code (IAC) Cookbook by Pierre Pomes, Stephane Jourdan

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Installing the Chef Development kit and Puppet Collections

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.

Note

The current Chef DK version is 1.1.16.

Getting ready

To work through this recipe, you will need the following:

  • An Internet connection
  • A physical or virtual machine

How to ...

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