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Learn about the complexities of configuration and the power of infrastructure as code.
Learn about the tools, commands, and protocols that are core to administering systems.
A powerful text editor is an important asset when it comes to working with Chef. Learn what to look for in a text editor and we'll also talk about a few other tools along the way.
When infrastructure is code we need to use version control to maintain a history of what happened and to collaborate with others on our team.
Learn Ruby within the context of Chef.
Discover how Chef's test and repair approach enables you to turn infrastructure into code and serve it up quickly. You'll learn what Chef does during a run and how to configure a system using a mix of resources, recipes, and cookbooks.
Not what you thought you ordered? See how to find errors in your cookbooks by testing them on your local machine. Learn to set up a virtual environment, develop code, and use every tool in the kitchen to ensure everything works.
Sample advanced techniques for writing cookbooks, including how to turn scripts into recipes. Get familiar with common patterns used in cookbooks, as well as how to use notifications, helper methods and data bags.
Learn to extend Chef's out-of-the-box capabilities with your own a la carte creations, like developing an Ohai plugin to collect a custom set of attributes or creating custom resources. Apply refactoring techniques that let you write multi-platform cookbooks.
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