2018 In Review

Hello, this is Joseph Holsten & Dan Webb from Sous Chefs. We've had quite a year, so I thought I'd summarize the major moments. Here we go!

2018 was a pretty big year in Sous-Chefs, we started on OpenCollective (opens in a new tab) to raise funds for our core contributors. Many hours go into rewriting, maintaining, and reviewing pull requests. It's a great way to give back to those that empower you and your company!

We moved our cookbook testing from TravisCI to CircleCI accross the board, for reliability and speed reasons. We were one of the first organisatons to adopt Orbs (opens in a new tab). Orbs are a way of reusing commands and more importantly yaml, without losing the expressiveness that comes with CircleCI. Check ours out here (opens in a new tab).

Major/New Releases


Looking for an interesting challenge

The following cookbooks are currently underloved, but with a small number of community members. We know they've provided value to poeple in the past, but require some love.

Now included in Chef 14

Both the sysctl and swap cookbooks are now included in Chef 14!

Deprecated cookbooks

We've deprecated the mac_os_x cookbook in favour of the excellently written MacOS cookbook from Microsoft (opens in a new tab).

Chef Compliance (opens in a new tab) was deprecreated as it's encorporated into Chef Automate. Our accompanying cookbook (opens in a new tab) has been deprecated.

Too Many To Note

We've done a lot of releases in the past year, here's an absolutely huge list of all the "minor" releases.