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Learning Chef by Rishabh Sharma, Mitesh Soni

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Existing automation tools and comparison with Chef

In the following figure, we can see the evolution of various configuration automation tools over the past 20 years. This gives us a clear picture of all the existing automation tools:

Existing automation tools and comparison with Chef

The previous figure describes the order of evolution of different automation tools in the IT industry. In the current scenario, most of the tools are not that popular and some are used very less practically.

There are various automation tools for different types of industries. Here, we will concentrate on automation related to IT and software processes, which has existed and been of benefit to customers for a long time. ...

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