Top features you need to know about

Chef is a very feature-rich system for managing your infrastructure. The goal of this section is to introduce you to some of the advanced features of Chef. We will cover understanding and developing our own cookbooks, using knife in more advanced ways, bootstrapping our own servers and using JSON data bags to store complex pieces of information about our infrastructure.

Getting more in-depth with Chef

A small note before beginning this section: As the majority of the work that you will do with Chef involves Ruby programming, this section assumes that you have a reasonably firm grasp of Ruby programming concepts. The section aims to be readable by anyone with a sufficient technical background but some of the Ruby-specific ...

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