Vagrant and Chef: Upgrade Party

Posted 2013-04-26
Category DevOps
The other day I thought to myself, I really should be using a RVM gemset for my "devops" repo, which contains all my Vagrant and Chef logic (along with submodules for everything else). This broke everything, but I got there in the end.

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Distributed Architecture Faking with Vagrant

Posted 2012-12-02
Category DevOps
Working for Kapture I've been charged with something I've never really had to do before: Managing a big-ass architecture of different servers that all handle different tasks. Theoretically I've always known how it works, and I've worked in projects that have had these systems, but I've never been put in charge of how that whole situation works out. So this little web developer had to do a lot of learning.
 

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Puppet or Chef?

Posted 2012-10-28
Category DevOps
Back in the UK at PHPNE this May I saw an awesome talk from Ian Chilton, who explained very simply why using Vagrant for your development environments was a good idea. He mentioned briefly server provisioning but didn't get fully into it, and suggested we go out and play with Puppet and Chef to see which fit our needs. 

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