Achievement Unlocked - Opscode Learn Chef Tutorial Followed

Nothing too fancy here just some basic Ruby, Git, Vagrant and VirtualBox in order to follow some steps on the Opscode Learn Chef site.Next steps are to really get stuck in getting some useful environment setup. All this learning about Chef, Knife, Cookbooks and Recipes and I am now really hungry so time to put it down and I'll continue looking at this new shiny stuff tonight. Especially the Amazon Web Services bits. 

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DevOps side project - chef v puppet + vagrant + aws

So my side project is going to be an abstraction over some DevOps tasks with some opinion and hopefully best practise baked in with web and mobile/tablet clients to centrally manage these tasks, a nice reporting layer with data from various providers for developers and non developers to use. Ambitious I know but if it scratches my itch and helps me with my job then perhaps it will be useful for others.I want to support more...

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Wallet really empty now!

So now I'm all geared up for my multi-platform DevOps application. Apple and Xamarin licenses purchased. Web front end stack sorted sharing an API that I'll use for android and iOS applications.Decided I couldn't afford a Mac license as well. maybe if the apps go from scratching my own itch to helping others I might dip my toe in the water.Right here goes!

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Creating Calca - A symbolic calculator with markdown for iOS and more [feedly]

Added to my "to listen to" list. covers all the boxes except DevOps for my interests right now.     Shared via feedly // published on Hanselminutes // visit site Creating Calca - A symbolic calculator with markdown for iOS and more Calca is a powerful symbolic calculator that gives you instant answers as you type. It was written by Frank Krueger (creator of iCircuit) using C# and Xamarin tools and is available today for...

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Octopus 2.0: Health checks will now check for free disk space [feedly]

More goodness from octopus deploy. a situation that has happened to me a few times on test amazon boxes where the default disk size settings were selected, not a huge problem as you can create an ami with a larger virtual disk and launch a new instance with that resizing the partition But it's a 30 minute job by the time it's back up and deploy-able to. Always better to catch these first and do...

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