Automate cloud and server infrastructure with Chef using Packt’s New Book and eBook

October 2013 | Cookbooks, Networking & Telephony, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook, a collection of easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes that show readers how to solve real-world automation challenges. The print book comes in at over 276 pages and is competitively priced at $44.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $22.94.

About the Author: Matthias Marschall is a software engineer who has helped to build several web-based businesses, first with Java and then with Ruby on Rails. He quickly grew into system administration, writing his own configuration management tool, before moving his whole infrastructure to Chef in its early days. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inf. (FH)) and teaches courses on Agile Software Development at the University of Augsburg.

Chef is an automation platform that transforms infrastructure into code. It is a configuration management tool written in Ruby and Erlang. Chef was written by Opscode and is released as open source under the Apache License 2.0. Chef is a DevOps tool used to configure cloud services or to streamline the task of configuring a company's internal servers.

Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook teaches users simple techniques, as well as fully fledged, real-world solutions. The book explains the Chef language and enables readers to write clean and maintainable cookbooks by following established coding standards and patterns. This comprehensive guide shows readers professional techniques to solve infrastructure automation challenges through step-by-step instructions. The book contains practical recipes on everything developers will need to automate their infrastructure using Chef. Simple explanations teach readers how to troubleshoot work, manage users, applications, and the entire cloud infrastructure. It explains every step in detail so readers can gradually build their knowledge about Chef and how it works.

Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook covers these topics:

Chapter 1: Chef Infrastructure

Chapter 2: Evaluating and Troubleshooting Cookbooks and Chef Runs

Chapter 3: Chef Language and Style

Chapter 4: Writing Better Cookbooks

Chapter 5: Working with Files and Packages

Chapter 6: Users and Applications

Chapter 7: Servers and Cloud Infrastructure

The book is designed for system engineers and administrators who have a fundamental understanding of information management systems and infrastructure.

About Packt: Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focuses on practicality, recognising that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook
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