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Mastering Chef Provisioning by Earl Waud

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Filling in the gaps in your Chef knowledge base

First things first. Let's have a quick, high-level review of Chef. A Chef 101 class, if you will. The plan here is to make sure that all readers are on the same page with me so that the rest of the book will be easier to follow and benefit from. If you are already a Chef ninja, you can probably skip right on past this section and start exploring the ChefDK in the next section. Otherwise, let's audit our 101 class now.

Major pieces of a Chef puzzle

Chef is a ruby framework, and its main purpose is to facilitate the automation, reuse, and documentation of server configurations. Chef allows you to treat server configuration just like any other type of software code.

There are three major components of ...

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