Mike is working to implement additional features, including the "increment for development" steps (#6 and #7 above), and add more spec and integration tests. If you'd like to help out, you can contact him:
…Compute Engine API to spin up newinstances and manage them with Chef.
If you happen to be attendingIO this week, be sure to look out for demos and discussion on this exciting update to Chef's integration with . One great place to start is Friday's 2pm session entitled " Building Robust Systems With Google Compute Engine".
For more information about how to get started, please see the following:
Sign up for Google Compute…
I recently wrote about the updates coming soon to Chef. In particular I described a brand-new permissions manager then scheduled to be deployed the evening of 5/8. This deploy did not occur. We chose to re-schedule due to the last minute discovery of a subtle and hard-to-isolate bug arising from the interaction between Hosted Chef back-end systems.
Delaying the deploy at the last minute was a major bummer for us. Even though the delay meant disappointing ourselves and …
…search, data bags, roles, dynamic configuration, abstracting functionality and integrating multiple nodes. Even if you went through the old LAMP stack web application guide, you may want to have a look at this newas it is a complete rewrite.
However, I am still pretty new at all this, so I really recommend the # chef irc channel on freenode. One of the guys there seemed pretty helpful.
For reading cookbooks, I recommend starting with the Ruby files in the recipes folder, and then looking at the templates and attributes to figure out what data you'll need to set in the role or node.
For the 37s cookbooks, I recommend treading carefully. Some of them are for HARD CORE servers. The 37s mysql one, for example, does way more …
…@ foodfight is an interesting and informative Chef oriented podcast you may enjoy if that's the sort of thing you enjoy, which you probably do. From which I learned from fellow Way of Kings aficionado Brandon Burton about a new deep systems podcast called Real Talk by James Golick and , who want to talk about things concrete, not like that BS.Finds:
I'd love to see the: The idea we live in a simulation …
…going, it's an excellent way to see how a lot of the components of Chef fit together and get a taste of the.
We've also updated the instructions on the other guides with some of the changes that came with chef 0.10.
…1.1.19,1.5, 7, upgrades for and Chef and many more bug and security fixes.
We've included the usual Brightbox Ruby deployment stack and our "next generation" Ruby 1.8.7 and 1.9.3 packages, as well as the latest passenger. A significant change from Lucid-based Brightboxes is that Ruby 1.9.3 is now the default , as Ruby 1.8.7 is end-of-life from June 2013. If you still require 1.8.7, the included ruby-switch tool makes it simple …
Contributors to our Chef recipe - we've already had six authors commit to our Chef recipe for deploying Scout. It's great to see a hardened Chef recipe based on real-world usage.
Feedback since the launch - we built roles because of your feedback, and we've enjoyed reading your suggestions post-launch .
…app servers, and databases, and configures appropriate monitoring on the fly.
Watch the videos and get any of the guides with the links above and check out Opscode Help , # on irc.freenode.net, or the Chef wiki for more help. These guides are easy to run and they quickly show how a lot of the components of Chef fit together. It's a great way to get cooking with Chef fast!