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

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Managing your local workstation

You know the drill. You get a brand new MacBook and need to set up all your software—again. Chef can help here, too.

We will take a look at how to install applications and tweak settings on your local development box with Chef.

Tip

This example is based on recipes for OS X only, but you can tweak it to run on Windows or Linux, too.

Getting ready

First, we need to prepare our own repository for our individual setup:

  1. Fork the github.com/mmarschall/kitchenplan-config repository:
    Getting ready
  2. Clone it to your local development box, replacing <YOUR GITHUB USER> with the name of your GitHub account:
    mma@laptop:~/ $ git clone https://github.com/<YOUR ...

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