The kitchen-ec2 Driver

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The kitchen-ec2 Driver

Within the Chef ecosystem, Test Kitchen is one of the most useful tools. It offers the possibility to quickly test cookbooks in different OS environments on machines with a limited lifetime. That way, you can check if your fancy recipes work the same on RedHat, Centos 6 and Ubuntu. As speed is king, this fast feedback motivates more for early testing and reduces the amount of bugs found in production.

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The kitchen-ec2 Driver

Within the Chef ecosystem, Test Kitchen is one of the most useful tools. It offers the possibility to quickly test cookbooks in different OS environments on machines with a limited lifetime. That way, you can check if your fancy recipes work the same on RedHat, Centos 6 and Ubuntu. As speed is king, this fast feedback motivates more for early testing and reduces the amount of bugs found in production.

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Custom Resource Diffs in Chef

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Custom Resource Diffs in Chef

If you are writing custom resources regularly, you might have been annoyed by a general “diff” functionality in Chef. In this post we will work on some snippets to make this possible

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Custom Resource Diffs in Chef

If you are writing custom resources regularly, you might have been annoyed by a general “diff” functionality in Chef. In this post we will work on some snippets to make this possible

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Automating ACM Certificates with Serverless Framework

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Automating ACM Certificate creation with the Serverless Framework Encryption is the basis for secure communication in our modern world. For most web applications this boils down to using HTTPS to encrypt traffic between the client and server. HTTPS or the underlying protocols TLS/SSL rely on Public Key Infrastructure and Encryption to establish the Authenticity of the communication partner. Authenticity in this context means that the client can be sure he is communicating with Google if they access https://google.
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Automating ACM Certificate creation with the Serverless Framework Encryption is the basis for secure communication in our modern world. For most web applications this boils down to using HTTPS to encrypt traffic between the client and server. HTTPS or the underlying protocols TLS/SSL rely on Public Key Infrastructure and Encryption to establish the Authenticity of the communication partner. Authenticity in this context means that the client can be sure he is communicating with Google if they access https://google.
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More Tools - CDK Examples

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We need more CDK examples

In this github repo we focus on examples for every day work. While there are some nice examples for the fancy stuff like fargate, ecs and so on in aws-cdk-examples/typescript at master · aws-samples/aws-cdk-examples · GitHub, i felt that basic examples where missing.

So we created GitHub - tecracer/cdk-templates: Templates for aws cdk

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We need more CDK examples

In this github repo we focus on examples for every day work. While there are some nice examples for the fancy stuff like fargate, ecs and so on in aws-cdk-examples/typescript at master · aws-samples/aws-cdk-examples · GitHub, i felt that basic examples where missing.

So we created GitHub - tecracer/cdk-templates: Templates for aws cdk

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Writing Chef Target Mode Resources

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Writing Chef Target Mode Resources

After my previous blog posts, you might be tempted to write your own Chef custom resources which are compatible with Target Mode.

Luckily, this is very easy - so this will be a short one.

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Writing Chef Target Mode Resources

After my previous blog posts, you might be tempted to write your own Chef custom resources which are compatible with Target Mode.

Luckily, this is very easy - so this will be a short one.

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