Chef is billed as “A systems integration framework, built to bring the benefits of configuration management to your entire infrastructure”. It doesn’t matter how many times I read that, I still hear a ‘whoosh’ over my head. Put simply, we can manage server configurations through good old familiar Ruby. The gist of Chef is we create cookbooks, these cookbooks use the Chef DSL to install and configure packages we require for our servers
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RubySource: Cooking with Chef Solo
Dave is a web application developer residing in sunny Glasgow, Scotland. He works daily with Ruby but has been known to wear PHP and C++ hats. In his spare time he snowboards on plastic slopes, only reads geek books and listens to music that is certainly not suitable for his age.