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ChefConf 2019 – Are you ready for it?

ChefConf 2019 kicks off in Chef’s (and my) hometown of Seattle in less than two weeks on May 20th.  If you’re interested in going and haven’t already registered, check out more information here and use code Hugs4Chef19 for 10% off your registration. Things I hope to hear at ChefConf This year promises to be a […]

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Join Perficient at ChefConf 2019

ChefConf 2019, taking place in Seattle on May 20-23, is less than a month away! Perficient is proud to be exhibiting at ChefConf as a Silver sponsor. ChefConf offers a week full of workshops, deep sessions, and premier key speakers. It is one of the best opportunities for the DevOps community to come together to […]

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Getting Started with Chef Habitat on Windows

Overview This is the second post in our series on Chef Habitat. For an introduction to Habitat, please refer to our initial post. In this writeup, we will be looking closely at Habitat in a Windows context. There are a few differences between Habitat on Windows versus Linux or Mac which we will point out. Additionally, […]

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Chef Habitat – The Key to Self-Driving Applications

One of the newest and most compelling technologies from Chef Software is a project known as Habitat. Much of the early messaging and use cases around Habitat have left some with the impression that it’s simply another way to build application containers. Habitat is in fact much more and could be quite disruptive in terms of how […]

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Perficient Elevates Chef to Strategic Partner Status

Perficient is excited to announce that Chef is moving to a Strategic Partnership. They will join other distinguished partners on this list, including Google and AWS. These companies represent continually high levels of success and achievement at Perficient. Chef is a leader in secure, continuous automation open source and commercial software. Their elevation to Strategic […]

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Developing PaaS Using Step Functions and Hashicorp Tools

Introduction: Cloud tools now have the ability to let DevOps deliver cloud infrastructure along-side applications that are deployed on it. Did I just say, build a PaaS solution? Commercial PaaS solutions like OpenShift and Pivotal Cloud Foundry can be expensive and require specialized skills. They do speed up development and keep your enterprise cloud adoption […]

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The Secret Ingredient to Digital Transformation: Your People

Digital innovation continues to disrupt industries at lightning speed. Today’s organizations are transforming their entire business – from strategy to operations, technology to culture – to better deliver value to their customers. In 2017, we compiled the top 10 trends leaders needed to know when it came to their digital transformation journey. In this 10-week […]

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AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

“CIOs expect to shift 21% of their company’s applications to a public cloud this year, and 46% by 2020, according to a report by Morgan Stanley.” Intro Recently, I attended a webinar on “Cloud Migration”. It was a joint presentation by folks from AWS and Chef. It touched on two key areas – “migration to […]

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Reach the Peak of Innovation with DevOps

According to research firm Gartner, IT spending will total $86.4 billion by the end of this year, with much of the investment going into initiatives including DevOps. Organizations who leverage tools within the DevOps toolchain including Sonatype, CloudBees, Chef, Ansible, Amazon Web Services, and Pivotal experience positive business outcomes, from money saved to easier collaboration […]

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Integration of Selenium WebDriver with TestLink

TestLink is an open source test management tool. It integrates both the requirements specification and the test specification. Both manual and automated executions of test cases will be supported by this tool. Selenium Webdriver is a web automation framework which executes tests on different browsers. TestLink Installation: 1. Download XAMPP from the below link. https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html […]

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7 Reasons Why Organizations Struggle with Microservices Adoption

Granularity – The word micro in microservices is not completely related to the number of operations, apis or endpoints that will be exposed from your service. Some people tend to think that they can have a single operation per microservice which will leads to a number of services. Managing those would be a nightmare.  It’s […]

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DevOps and Open Source Technologies

As everybody is adopting various cloud solutions in some shape or form which may be Public, Private or Hybrid or even changing the architecture or approach to do things (for example microservices), it’s essential that we implement a very high degree of automation. With the traditional approach and architecture, we had few components which makes […]

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Introducing Our Partnership with Chef

It’s no secret to DevOps professionals that collaboration is at the center of success. With so many team members involved in the innovation process, managing technology configuration and access becomes a key priority. Nothing is worse than having infrastructure operating out of sync with a looming deadline. We understand these challenges and are proud to […]

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3 Ways to Connect with Perficient | InterConnect 2017

IBM InterConnect, the premier IBM user conference being held March 19-23 in Las Vegas, is quickly approaching, and we hope you’ll be among those attending. There are three main ways you can connect with us during the conference: Visit our booth Perficient is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this year’s event. Visit us at booth 677 in the […]

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4 More DevOps Considerations for 2017

Software development and DevOps trends are front and center for 2017 enterprises ready to put their customer engagement into overdrive. As we have seen over the past month, more and more trends are pointing towards an increased interest. One of the major surveys to hit the market in the recent week is RightScale’s State of […]

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Elevate Your Innovation with DevOps in a Box

When Apple launched their iPhone nearly a decade ago, the proliferation of devices and subsequent innovation of mobile applications brought about an evolution in how everyday consumers interact with their technology. The arrival of their Application Store further created the paradox of choice as consumers found themselves with many options to connect with friends, do their […]

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Introducing AWS DevOps-In-A-Box

The speed at which technology moves these days is overwhelming for any technology leader faced with the challenge of making technology adoption solutions and migrating workloads. The sheer amount of solutions on the market can lead to long evaluation periods, resulting in delayed projects, lost go-to-market opportunities, and frustrated customers. It’s understandable, with the DevOps […]

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How IBM Cloud Transforms How We Eat

Food brings friends, families, and colleagues together. With warmer weather and days that stretch deeper into the evenings ahead of us, there will be many opportunities for us to cook and entertain for guests. On many of these upcoming occasions, we’ll want to be conscious in what we are preparing and provide a variety of […]

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The End of IT?

A few years ago Adrian Cockcroft, cloud architect at Netflix at the time, posted this blog which caused quite a stir among the IT community. It described how Netflix had almost done away with DevOps (or even plain Ops) using the cloud (AWS in this case) to come up with yet another new IT buzzword called NoOps. Many […]

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Azure: Did You Know? Virtual Machine Config Management – DevOps

By now you’ve heard the term DevOps. (If not, Wikipedia’s definition works.) So what tools are available to me in the Microsoft Azure environment to support DevOps? Azure Virtual Machines have a variety of built-in extensions that can enable configuration management. There are two extensions for Windows Powershell. The custom script extension allows you to […]

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