Librarian vs Berkshelf


#1

It’s been a few months since i started a new Chef project, and as I do so I wanted to look into using one of these tools to aid in cookbook management. On the surface, they seem to basically do the same thing, is there a reason to choose one over the other?


#2

This should shed somelight. Some comments are informative too.
http://christian-trabold.de/librarian-chef-vs-berkshelf

Hope that helps

On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Larry Wright larrywright@gmail.com wrote:

It’s been a few months since i started a new Chef project, and as I do so
I wanted to look into using one of these tools to aid in cookbook
management. On the surface, they seem to basically do the same thing, is
there a reason to choose one over the other?


πόλλ’ οἶδ ἀλώπηξ, ἀλλ’ ἐχῖνος ἓν μέγα
[The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.]
Archilochus, Greek poet (c. 680 BC – c. 645 BC)
http://hedgehogshiatus.com


#3

It is hard for me to be critical of Librarian because I am a huge fan
of the author Jay Feldblum. He is a real trailblazer in our community.
That aside I find Berkshelf easier to use and better fits my work
style

It should also be noted that Berkshelf has a come a long way w/ the
almost released version 0.6.0. Pretty much all of the install
headaches are gone and the integration w/ vagrant is awesome

you can use it now

gem install --pre berkshelf

the most recent Chef office hours has a section on berkshelf
http://foodfightshow.org/2012/11/inaugural-office-hours.html which you
can watch Jamie Winsor answer questions about it. There is a also a
great blog post
http://vialstudios.com/guide-authoring-cookbooks.html

and foodfight episode entirely on Berkshelf
http://foodfightshow.org/2012/08/jamie-winsor-and-michael-ivey-skool-us-on-berkshelf.html

On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Hedge Hog hedgehogshiatus@gmail.com wrote:

This should shed somelight. Some comments are informative too.
http://christian-trabold.de/librarian-chef-vs-berkshelf

Hope that helps

On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Larry Wright larrywright@gmail.com wrote:

It’s been a few months since i started a new Chef project, and as I do so
I wanted to look into using one of these tools to aid in cookbook
management. On the surface, they seem to basically do the same thing, is
there a reason to choose one over the other?


πόλλ’ οἶδ ἀλώπηξ, ἀλλ’ ἐχῖνος ἓν μέγα
[The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.]
Archilochus, Greek poet (c. 680 BC – c. 645 BC)
http://hedgehogshiatus.com


#4

Thanks for the responses. Looks like I’ll be giving Berkshelf a try.
On Nov 3, 2012, at 6:25 AM, Bryan Berry bryan.berry@gmail.com wrote:

It is hard for me to be critical of Librarian because I am a huge fan
of the author Jay Feldblum. He is a real trailblazer in our community.
That aside I find Berkshelf easier to use and better fits my work
style

It should also be noted that Berkshelf has a come a long way w/ the
almost released version 0.6.0. Pretty much all of the install
headaches are gone and the integration w/ vagrant is awesome

you can use it now

gem install --pre berkshelf

the most recent Chef office hours has a section on berkshelf
http://foodfightshow.org/2012/11/inaugural-office-hours.html which you
can watch Jamie Winsor answer questions about it. There is a also a
great blog post
http://vialstudios.com/guide-authoring-cookbooks.html

and foodfight episode entirely on Berkshelf
http://foodfightshow.org/2012/08/jamie-winsor-and-michael-ivey-skool-us-on-berkshelf.html

On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Hedge Hog hedgehogshiatus@gmail.com wrote:

This should shed somelight. Some comments are informative too.
http://christian-trabold.de/librarian-chef-vs-berkshelf

Hope that helps

On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Larry Wright larrywright@gmail.com wrote:

It’s been a few months since i started a new Chef project, and as I do so
I wanted to look into using one of these tools to aid in cookbook
management. On the surface, they seem to basically do the same thing, is
there a reason to choose one over the other?


πόλλ’ οἶδ ἀλώπηξ, ἀλλ’ ἐχῖνος ἓν μέγα
[The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.]
Archilochus, Greek poet (c. 680 BC – c. 645 BC)
http://hedgehogshiatus.com