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Thursday, May 17 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
5 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Chef But Were Afraid to Ask

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Level-up your Chef skills by learning about these areas of Chef: * Attribute Precedence - Role, environment, cookbook, data bag? Which attribute value will be used in my chef run? Walk through an example that will show you which value gets applied in your chef run. * Encrypted Databags - Chef 0.10 brought us encrypted databags. We'll look at how to create and use databags and how to keep them up-to-date in your repository. * LWRP - What is a LWRP? How and why do you create one? We'll look at a couple of sample LWRPs and learn how to build a simple one. * Error Handlers - Demystify exception and report handlers by writing a simple one and seeing examples of how they work in the wild. * Capistrano and Chef - Take a quick look at why and how to integrate Chef search into your Capistrano configuration to make deploying your Rails apps even easier.

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Nathen Harvey

Community Director, Chef
Nathen Harvey is Community Director at Chef where he helps people create delightful experiences with web-scale IT. Before joining Chef, Nathen spent a number of years managing operations and infrastructure for a number of web applications. Nathen is a co-host of the Food Fight Show, a podcast about Chef and DevOps. Working with and as a part of the Chef Community, Nathen has been spreading the word about DevOps for a number of years. He... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Salon G-J