Cookbooks and Recipes


You may ask what this has to do with #ChocolateChipDay? Everything. How does Chef’s and Cooks come up with their recipes? In the Pixar movie Ratatouille, Remy dreams of becoming a great chef, despite being a rat in a defined rodent-phobic profession. He is consistently inspired by the mantra “Everybody can Cook” 

It starts with a loved one showing you how something is done in the kitchen, with your experiments, we then start getting a good foundation from previously tried and tested culinary sources, and then ultimately from what has been passed on from our mentors in our community to us.

So what does this have to do with technology? Everything. This is how we learn, improve our skills and ultimately help others. Keeping relevant today faster than you can eat all the chocolate chip cookies you can bake. It is all about automation and Chef can assist you on your DevOps journey bringing developers and infrastructure teams closer together for faster delivery times, while holding on to the Mantra “Everyone can Cook”.

Where do you start? Chef Workstation has everything you need from writing your first recipes, testing them, correcting them and then ultimately shipping them. 

Like any other kitchen, you can develop your #cookbook to automate your hybrid infrastructure to configure, deploy and manage across your network. They say size doesn’t matter and your recipes are highly scalable. 

In every continuous integration and delivery scenario, it’s always recommended that you test your recipes out first. Some tools allow you to deliver the best output that’s going to work as you intend, there is Cookstyle, ChefSpec, Chef InSpec, and Test Kitchen testing tools.

Even if your infrastructure gets complicated Chef Infra provides resources for you easily available so don’t reinvent the recipe.

Obsidian Systems believes in doing things #smarter and with SmarterCode call us for a personal demo with our Automation Team, as we cook up some tried and tested recipes that will make your life better.

If you’re interested in getting hands-on experience, go to for tutorials, information about formal training classes and community resources.

For a no-fail Chocolate Chip Cookie go to who has done some due diligence on everything to guarantee a successful bake for you. Happy #chocolatechipday during #lockdown

by Angela Ho