A great Chef requires some great ‘utensils’

Chef is a virtually synonymous with DevOps. Almost any discussion of DevOps seems to end up revolving in some way around Chef and Puppet Labs.

As great as Chef is as a platform for enabling and maintaining a DevOps environment, there is still room for improvement. Thankfully, there are a variety of open source tools that have been developed that augment and expand the capabilities of Chef.

I took a look at four of the most popular tools to use with Chef in this blog post:

If you’re even a little familiar with DevOps concepts, you’ve probably heard of Chef. If you’ve started experimenting with or implementing DevOps, there’s a pretty good chance you’re using Chef. Chef is an awesome platform for managing a DevOps environment, but it isn’t perfect.

Thankfully, missing features or gaps in the capabilities of a platform like Chef are just opportunities for other developers to step in and save the day. For some organizations, that may be a double-edged sword. It can be overwhelming to investigate the myriad options out there, and to choose tools that add value, without also adding more complexity and headaches than they’re worth.

Let’s take a closer look at four of the most popular open source tools you can use in conjunction with Chef to make your life easier.

1. Foodcritic

One of the coolest things about Chef—at least from a geek humor perspective—is how the various tools and features all seem to have food-related names that play off of Chef. For example, Foodcritic.

Click here to read the complete post at DevOps.com: Four open source tools to help keep you cooking with Chef.

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