Jeff on Ops Blog
You can't beat local, and DevOps Days Austin Proves it. Here's my recap.
When the only tool you have is a hammer.... When is it wrong to use Chef?
This article is hopefully 'dated information' because the problems being discussed in it are being addressed now. But until that happens, here is some time saving, insider information about Community Cookbooks that most seem to learn the hard way.
You only THOUGHT you wanted to learn Chef. Instead, you are learning all about how to resolve Ruby Gem conflicts. How could anything suck this bad?
Isn't it enough to just write cookbooks that work? What do I get from writing tests?