Chapter 13. (Ab)Using Chef

We've explored various aspects of the Chef ecosystem and we've tried to get our hands dirty with the exploration of Chef's wonderful API as well. However, as a common practice, nothing is good enough on its own, and the real benefits of a particular technology or tool can be only realized once we've used it along with other tool sets. This is true for Chef too. Chef on its own is a wonderful piece of software; however, once we start integrating it along with other tools, we realize the true benefits of Chef. In this chapter, we'll look at a few such integrations and also see how we can extend Chef by mashing together various different APIs with Chef's API. This chapter is going to be very code intensive and you'll be ...

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