15 Apr '12, 10am

via twiterfee Chef | Engine Yard Ruby on Rails Blog:

Yesterday we announced Engine Yard Solo which is our new Engine Yard on AWS platform. If you haven’t yet watched the screencast then you should check it out: Engine Yard Solo Screencast I’m using a really sweet configuration management engine called Chef that is being open sourced today. My good friends at OpsCode are responsible for the project. If you have ever used or thought about using a system like Puppet then you owe it to your self to give Chef a try. Chef is a state based, declarative configuration management engine. You define recipes of how you want your system to look and then Chef makes it so. The big advantage Chef has over Puppet is that the codebase is 1/10th the size and it is pure ruby, including the recipe DSL . Puppet’s biggest flaw is its configuration language that is not quite ruby and not quite turing complete. So you end up wrestling with it to get...

Full article: http://www.engineyard.com/blog/2009/chef/

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