Setting up a work environment

As we saw earlier, the Chef ecosystem comprises of three components: chef-server, chef-client, and a developer workstation.

We'll be developing all our beautiful Chef codes on our workstation. As we are developing a code, it's good practice to keep our code in some version control system such as git/svn/mercurial and so on. We'll choose Git for our purpose and I'll presume you've a repository called chef-repo that is being tracked by Git.

The following software should be installed on your machine before you try to set up your workstation:

  • Ruby (Preferably, 1.9.x).
  • We need Chef and Knife installed on our workstation and it's pretty easy to go about installing Chef along with Knife using the Ruby gems. Just open up a terminal ...

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