Show Date: Thursday, 19 July 2012
- Special Offer
- What’s Cookin’
- Jesse Robbins github, twitter
- Bryan Berry github, twitter, irc: bryanwb, blog: devopsanywhere
- Nathen Harvey github, twitter, irc: nathenharvey, blog
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In the News
What DevOps Is Not a great post by R.I. Pienaar
New High I/O EC2 Instance Type - hi1.4xlarge - 2 TB of SSD-Backed Storage
Zack Voase presented at a recent Berlin DevOps meetup. Check out his slides for How to Sell DevOps.
Brian Bianco presented on LWRP Development at this week’s Chef-BOSTON meetup. A great introduction to creating LWRPs. Please check the show notes for a link.
Lew Goettner presented on Consistent Local Development with Vagrant & Chef at this week’s Philly DevOps Meetup.
Local user groups and Meetups that discuss Chef
- The Bay Area Chef User Group - Jesse Robbins will be at the meeting on Tuesday, July 24
- Seattle Opscode Chef Meetup Group - Next Meeting is July 31
- Chicago Chef User Group - Next meeting is August 1
- Infrastructure Coders in Melbourne, Australia - Next Meeting is August 14
- DevOpsDC - Cooking with Chef, August 14
- Chef-BOSTON - held their first meeting this week
- Philly DevOps - held their first meeting this week
- San Francisco DevOps
We just recorded episode 21 a couple of days ago so there aren’t any new or updated cookbooks to cover today. Since we don’t have cookbook news, let’s look at two knife plugins that help with your development workflow.
knife-essentials provides a number of useful knife commands that allow you to manipulate Chef using a common set of verbs that work on everything that is stored in the Chef server.
- knife diff - Diffs objects on the server against files in the local repository. Output is similar to git diff.
knife-spork - is a workflow plugin for Chef::Knife which helps multiple devs work on the same chef server and repo without treading on eachothers toes. This plugin was designed around the workflow used at Etsy, where several people are working on the chef repo and chef server at the same time.
- Episode 11: Etsy Examined - How the Best Do Their Business
- Jon Cowie’s presentation at Velocity 2012, Michelin Starred Cooking with Chef
- Lessons from Etsy: Avoiding Kitchen Nightmares slides, video
- Emergency Services
- Changing Culture & Being a Force for Awesome
- Steel Battalion Controller
- EteRNA - a game you play by designing RNAs, tiny molecules at the heart of every cell.
- Orbital playing at Decible Festival in Seattle
Changing Culture & Being a Force for Awesome with Jesse Robbins: Download here
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