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Mastering Chef

By : Mayank Joshi
Book Image

Mastering Chef

By: Mayank Joshi

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Mastering Chef
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Knife and Its Associated Plugins
Data Bags and Templates

Chapter 13. (Ab)Using Chef

We've explored various aspects of the Chef ecosystem and we've tried to get our hands dirty with the exploration of Chef's wonderful API as well. However, as a common practice, nothing is good enough on its own, and the real benefits of a particular technology or tool can be only realized once we've used it along with other tool sets. This is true for Chef too. Chef on its own is a wonderful piece of software; however, once we start integrating it along with other tools, we realize the true benefits of Chef. In this chapter, we'll look at a few such integrations and also see how we can extend Chef by mashing together various different APIs with Chef's API. This chapter is going to be very code intensive and you'll be introduced to a few APIs outside Chef. These APIs can change at any point in time and if you plan on using the code given in this chapter directly, ensure that you have read through the API documentation. If the API provider has introduced any changes...