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Saravanan Gnanaguru
Saravanan Gnanaguru

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Chef Cookbook GitHub Actions with Chef BDD and Code Analysis

My Workflow

Chef is widely used and most popular Infra as code technology in DevOps World.

This specific GitHub Action Workflow has been used for creating DIY deployment for Chef cookbooks.

The below mentioned Continuous Integration aspects are covered in the Workflow,

  • It checks-out the code into Workspace
  • Performs Cookbook Code Analysis using cookstyle
  • Executes the cookbook in local mode (chef-client - z option)
  • Executes the rspec unit test cases (Chef cookbook Behaviour Driven Development)
  • Packages the cookbooks using Berkshelf which uses berksfile
  • Creates tar.gz archive of Cookbook packages
  • In case of any workflow failures, it sends out email to respective developers and maintainers of the repository

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DIY Deployments

Yaml File or Link to Code:

Chef Cookbook GitHub Actions Workflow

GitHub logo chefgs / dev_github_actions

Chef cookbook Github Action Demo Repository, created for Dev community hackathon submission.

Chef Cookbook DIY Github Action

Workflow Details

Chef is widely used and most popular Infra as code technology in DevOps World..

This specific GitHub Action Workflow has been used for creating DIY deployment for Chef cookbooks The below mentioned Continuous Integration aspects are covered in the Workflow,

  • It checks-out the code into Workspace
  • Performs Cookbook Code Analysis using cookstyle
  • Executes the cookbook in local mode (chef-client - z option)
  • Executes the rspec unit test cases (Chef cookbook Behaviour Driven Development)
  • Packages the cookbooks using Berkshelf which uses berksfile
  • Creates tar.gz archive of Cookbook packages
  • In case of any workflow failures, it sends out email to respective developers and maintainers of the repository

Here is the link to Github Action Workflow file

Cookbook Details

Cookbook performs below tasks,

  • Creates an user group called chefusers
  • Creates an user called 'bob'
  • Creates a directory cheftest in '/tmp'
  • Creates a…

Additional Resources / Info:

Developer: chefgs

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