Recommended Chef book(s)?


#1

We are bringing up our first local chef server and bootstrapping all of our
servers (95% Linux) with the chef-client across all three of our
environments (Development, Staging / QA, and Production. We have access to
many chef resources online including the CIAC, but I am trying to find a
physical book which is as comprehensive as one can expect from such a vast
technology,

Does anyone have any recommendations on a good Chef book?

Thanks,
Izz


#2

We have been lagging a bit on this, but O’Reilly will be publishing
two books this year on Chef:

There are early-access versions of these books that you can look at.

Another book I would recommend that IS released is Stephen
Nelson-Smith’s “Test Driven Infrastructure with Chef, 2nd Edition” -

regards
Julian

P.S. I am not sure what the acronym “CIAC” means?

On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 2:01 AM, Izz Abdullah izz@linux.com wrote:

We are bringing up our first local chef server and bootstrapping all of our
servers (95% Linux) with the chef-client across all three of our
environments (Development, Staging / QA, and Production. We have access to
many chef resources online including the CIAC, but I am trying to find a
physical book which is as comprehensive as one can expect from such a vast
technology,

Does anyone have any recommendations on a good Chef book?

Thanks,
Izz


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#3

Good deal. Thanks for the links!

Izz Abdullah
/Systems Engineer/
Izz@Linux.com mailto:izz@linux.com


From: Julian C. Dunn jdunn@aquezada.com
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 09:10
To: chef@lists.opscode.com chef@lists.opscode.com
*Subject: * [chef] Re: Recommended Chef book(s)?

We have been lagging a bit on this, but O’Reilly will be publishing
two books this year on Chef:

There are early-access versions of these books that you can look at.

Another book I would recommend that IS released is Stephen
Nelson-Smith’s “Test Driven Infrastructure with Chef, 2nd Edition” -
http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920030973.do

regards
Julian

P.S. I am not sure what the acronym “CIAC” means?

On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 2:01 AM, Izz Abdullah izz@linux.com wrote:

We are bringing up our first local chef server and bootstrapping all of our
servers (95% Linux) with the chef-client across all three of our
environments (Development, Staging / QA, and Production. We have access to
many chef resources online including the CIAC, but I am trying to find a
physical book which is as comprehensive as one can expect from such a vast
technology,

Does anyone have any recommendations on a good Chef book?

Thanks,
Izz


#4

A self promotion here:

It’s a primer for an admin to get the gist of chef as quickly as possible. It’s a constant work in progress, so please if you have any suggestions or ideas I’m more than willing to listen :slight_smile:

Best Regards,
JJ Asghar
e: jj.asghar@peopleadmin.com | c: 512.619.0722 | o: 512.977.5876

From: Izz Abdullah <izz@linux.commailto:izz@linux.com>
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Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 9:13 AM
To: "chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com" <chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com>
Subject: [chef] Re: Re: Recommended Chef book(s)?

Good deal. Thanks for the links!

Izz Abdullah
Systems Engineer
Izz@Linux.commailto:izz@linux.com


From: Julian C. Dunn jdunn@aquezada.commailto:jdunn@aquezada.com
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 09:10
To: chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com
Subject: [chef] Re: Recommended Chef book(s)?

We have been lagging a bit on this, but O’Reilly will be publishing
two books this year on Chef:

There are early-access versions of these books that you can look at.

Another book I would recommend that IS released is Stephen
Nelson-Smith’s “Test Driven Infrastructure with Chef, 2nd Edition” -

regards
Julian

P.S. I am not sure what the acronym “CIAC” means?

On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 2:01 AM, Izz Abdullah izz@linux.commailto:izz@linux.com wrote:

We are bringing up our first local chef server and bootstrapping all of our
servers (95% Linux) with the chef-client across all three of our
environments (Development, Staging / QA, and Production. We have access to
many chef resources online including the CIAC, but I am trying to find a
physical book which is as comprehensive as one can expect from such a vast
technology,

Does anyone have any recommendations on a good Chef book?

Thanks,
Izz


#5

Hi Izz,

A bit of self-promotion here, as well.

Manning has just released my new book, Chef in Action, as a MEAP:

http://www.manning.com/aivaliotis

I’m trying to make it as comprehensive as possible, so that both new
learners and experienced Chefs will be able to take something away
from it. If some part of the book isn’t clear, or you’d like to see
something covered more in-depth, please let me know via the Author
Online Forum:

http://www.manning-sandbox.com/forum.jspa?forumID=912

One of the things I really like about the Manning process is this
opportunity for authors and readers to interact while the book is
still being written.

There are two chapters up there now, the first free to download.
There’s also a promotional code that’ll get you 50% off until Feb. 19:
mlchef.

Regards,

  • Dimitri

On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 11:01 PM, Izz Abdullah izz@linux.com wrote:

We are bringing up our first local chef server and bootstrapping all of our
servers (95% Linux) with the chef-client across all three of our
environments (Development, Staging / QA, and Production. We have access to
many chef resources online including the CIAC, but I am trying to find a
physical book which is as comprehensive as one can expect from such a vast
technology,

Does anyone have any recommendations on a good Chef book?

Thanks,
Izz


#6

?JJ Asghar -

This has been open on my browser tab list for a week. Excellent stuff.

Thanks for putting it out there.

-Ross


From: JJ Asghar jj.asghar@peopleadmin.com
Sent: Thursday, April 3, 2014 10:30 AM
To: chef@lists.opscode.com
Subject: [chef] Re: Re: Re: Recommended Chef book(s)?

A self promotion here:

It’s a primer for an admin to get the gist of chef as quickly as possible. It’s a constant work in progress, so please if you have any suggestions or ideas I’m more than willing to listen :slight_smile:

Best Regards,
JJ Asghar
e: jj.asghar@peopleadmin.com | c: 512.619.0722 | o: 512.977.5876

From: Izz Abdullah <izz@linux.commailto:izz@linux.com>
Reply-To: "chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com" <chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com>
Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 9:13 AM
To: "chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com" <chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com>
Subject: [chef] Re: Re: Recommended Chef book(s)?

Good deal. Thanks for the links!

Izz Abdullah
Systems Engineer
Izz@Linux.commailto:izz@linux.com


From: Julian C. Dunn jdunn@aquezada.commailto:jdunn@aquezada.com
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 09:10
To: chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com
Subject: [chef] Re: Recommended Chef book(s)?

We have been lagging a bit on this, but O’Reilly will be publishing
two books this year on Chef:

There are early-access versions of these books that you can look at.

Another book I would recommend that IS released is Stephen
Nelson-Smith’s “Test Driven Infrastructure with Chef, 2nd Edition” -

regards
Julian

P.S. I am not sure what the acronym “CIAC” means?

On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 2:01 AM, Izz Abdullah izz@linux.commailto:izz@linux.com wrote:

We are bringing up our first local chef server and bootstrapping all of our
servers (95% Linux) with the chef-client across all three of our
environments (Development, Staging / QA, and Production. We have access to
many chef resources online including the CIAC, but I am trying to find a
physical book which is as comprehensive as one can expect from such a vast
technology,

Does anyone have any recommendations on a good Chef book?

Thanks,
Izz