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DevOps for Web Development by Mitesh Soni

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Chapter 4. Installing and Configuring Chef

 

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

 
 -- Abraham Lincoln

We are going to see how Chef is useful in end-to-end automation of the application delivery lifecycle. Let's revisit the context. We want to create an end-to-end pipeline where the application source files are compiled, unit tests are executed, package file is created, a new virtual machine created, runtime environment is setup, and deployment is performed. Chef in our context plays a vital role, considering its many uses. We are going to use it for setting up our runtime environment and standardizing the process of configuration management rather than implementing a customized way to install ...

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