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DevOps for Web Development

By : Mitesh Soni
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DevOps for Web Development

By: Mitesh Soni

Overview of this book

The DevOps culture is growing at a massive rate, as many organizations are adopting it. However, implementing it for web applications is one of the biggest challenges experienced by many developers and admins, which this book will help you overcome using various tools, such as Chef, Docker, and Jenkins. On the basis of the functionality of these tools, the book is divided into three parts. The first part shows you how to use Jenkins 2.0 for Continuous Integration of a sample JEE application. The second part explains the Chef configuration management tool, and provides an overview of Docker containers, resource provisioning in cloud environments using Chef, and Configuration Management in a cloud environment. The third part explores Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment in AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Docker, all using Jenkins 2.0. This book combines the skills of both web application deployment and system configuration as each chapter contains one or more practical hands-on projects. You will be exposed to real-world project scenarios that are progressively presented from easy to complex solutions. We will teach you concepts such as hosting web applications, configuring a runtime environment, monitoring and hosting on various cloud platforms, and managing them. This book will show you how to essentially host and manage web applications along with Continuous Integration, Cloud Computing, Configuration Management, Continuous Monitoring, Continuous Delivery, and Deployment.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
DevOps for Web Development
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Installing software packages using cookbooks

Until now, we've seen how to created a hosted Chef account, how to configure a Chef workstation, and how to converge a node.

Now it is time to install software packages using cookbooks. To set up the runtime environment automatically, it's best to use the Chef community cookbooks:

  1. Visit and find all the community cookbooks required to set up a runtime environment, as shown in the following screenshot:

  2. We are using a sample Spring application, namely, PetClinic. We need to install Java and Tomcat to run a Java EE application such as this.

  3. Download the Tomcat cookbook from , and navigate to the Dependencies section on that page. Without the dependencies uploaded to our Chef server, we can't upload the Tomcat cookbook to use it.

  4. Download OpenSSL and Chef Sugar from and respectively...