Test-driven infrastructure with Chef: bring behavior-driven development to infrastructure as code
ISBN/ASIN: 1449372201,9781449372200,1449372198,9781449372194 | 2013 | English | pdf | 308/308 pages | 7.13 Mb
Publisher: O’Reilly Media | Author: Stephen Nelson-Smith | Edition: 2
Since Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef first appeared in mid-2011, infrastructure testing has begun to flourish in the web ops world. In this revised and expanded edition, author Stephen Nelson-Smith brings you up to date on this rapidly evolving discipline, including the philosophy driving it and a growing array of tools. You’ll get a hands-on introduction to the Chef framework, and a recommended toolchain and workflow for developing your own test-driven production infrastructure.
Several exercises and examples throughout the book help you gain experience with Chef and the entire infrastructure-testing ecosystem. Learn how this test-first approach provides increased security, code quality, and peace of mind.
• Explore the underpinning philosophy that infrastructure can and should be treated as code
• Become familiar with the MASCOT approach to test-driven infrastructure
• Understand the basics of test-driven and behavior-driven development for managing change
• Dive into Chef fundamentals by building an infrastructure with real examples
• Discover how Chef works with tools such as Virtualbox and Vagrant
• Get a deeper understanding of Chef by learning Ruby language basics
• Learn the tools and workflow necessary to conduct unit, integration, and acceptance tests