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Chef: Powerful Infrastructure Automation by Earl Waud, Matthias Marschall, John Ewart

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Chapter 4. Working with Cookbooks

Cookbooks are one of the fundamental components of the Chef system. They are containers for recipes, providers, resources, templates, and all the logic and information required to manage your infrastructure. This chapter covers the following:

  • Organization of cookbooks
  • Building cookbooks
  • Developing recipes
  • Handling multiple platforms for a cookbook organization

Cookbooks are one of the core components of Chef. They are, as their name suggests, a collection of recipes and other data that when combined provide a specific set of functionality to a system administrator. In each cookbook, you will find a collection of directories and files that describe the cookbook and its recipes and functionality. The core components ...

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