Chef Intermediate Topics

Chef Intermediate Topics

Summary

Chef Intermediate Topics is an instructor-led course that first introduces you to test-driven development (TDD) and then shows you how to extend your cookbooks with custom resources and Ohai plugins.

Description

Chef Intermediate Topics is an instructor-led course that first introduces you to test-driven development (TDD) and then shows you how to extend your cookbooks with custom resources and Ohai plugins. 

Building cookbooks with tests will increase the speed at which you work by giving you consistent feedback throught the entire cookbook developoment process. Extending your cookbooks with custom resources will increase clarity within your recipes and provide resources that are portable to other cookbooks. Ohai plugins gather data from your nodes that will aid in more dynamic recipes and extensive reporting.

In this course, you will learn how to confidently refactor and extand a cookbook through explanation, demonstration, practice, and discussion. At the end of the course, you will have created a code repository that can be applied to solve the unique challenges you face managing your infrastructure.

Two day course agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Why write tests? Why is that hard?
  • Writing a test first
  • Refactoring cookbooks with tests
  • Faster feedback with unit testing
  • Testing resources in recipes
  • Refactoring to attributes
  • Refactoring to multiple platforms
  • Approaches to extending resources
  • Why use custom resources
  • Creating a custom resource
  • Refining a custom resource
  • Ohai
  • Ohai plugins
  • Creating an Ohai plugin
  • Tuning Ohai

 

To take this course, you should have completed Chef Fundamentals or Chef Essentials or have comparable work experience. You should have working knowledge of core Chef concepts and resources.

Workstation Requirements:

You will need to bring a wi-fi enabled laptop to class and will need admin/root access on the machine. You will need the ability to remote into the virtual machines provided in class.

 


Duration

2 Days

Upcoming Classes

United States

Location Mar 2017 Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017
Chicago Mar 29 – Mar 30
San Francisco Apr 6 – Apr 7
Jun 8 – Jun 9
Raleigh Apr 12 – Apr 13
Boston May 3 – May 4
Seattle Jun 14 – Jun 15
Atlanta Jun 14 – Jun 15

Testimonials

Excellent information presented by an experienced practitioner and an excellent presenter.

- Telmate

I was sad to have the training end! The personalized attention from the instructor was priceless. Chef made sense and I LOVED it! Every question and problem were solved and explained. Truly craft masters of Chef, take this and be ready to be amazed. I'm applying what I learned the next week after the course. Thank you CHEF!

- Trace3

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Chicago, IL

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Morrisville, NC

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    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $ 1195.00 USD $ 1075.00 USD before Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:00 AM EDT.

Burlington, MA

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    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $ 1195.00 USD $ 1075.00 USD before Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:00 AM EDT.

Seattle, WA

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    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $ 1195.00 USD $ 1075.00 USD before Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:00 AM PDT.

Atlanta, GA

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    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $ 1195.00 USD $ 1075.00 USD before Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:00 AM EDT.

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Excellent information presented by an experienced practitioner and an excellent presenter.

- Telmate

I was sad to have the training end! The personalized attention from the instructor was priceless. Chef made sense and I LOVED it! Every question and problem were solved and explained. Truly craft masters of Chef, take this and be ready to be amazed. I'm applying what I learned the next week after the course. Thank you CHEF!

- Trace3

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