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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


In this chapter, we saw a few practical uses of Chef. We learnt how we can extend it to manage deployments using a dynamic server list via Capistrano. Next, we went about learning how to deploy applications using the deploy resource provided by Chef. This resource is extremely useful as it allows Chef to act as both a configuration management system and a deployment system. We also saw how we can use Chef to provision clusters and build distributed systems. Finally, we learnt about Test-driven development using Chefspec and minitest-chef-handler.