- From: Peter Burkholder <
- Subject: [chef] Fwd: Re: Re: Re: Need approach to migrate from Puppet to Chef
- Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:41:15 -0500
Kent, Devesh - I unearthed your message from a few weeks ago and was wondering, how's the migration going?
I was in a similar position a couple of years ago, losing the argument at $WORK that the switching costs from Puppet to Chef were more significant than the advocates were letting on. I had nothing against Chef, per se, just that our issues with Puppet were from a poor implementation, and that we'd make all kinds of new mistakes in Chef, which we did.
I think Chef is pretty awesome, BTW. (These views are my own, and not those of my employer).
If you're still looking for some migration tips, I'll try to cough up a few. The main thing I'd emphasize that Puppet is more different from Chef than it first seems, so get training and read books to understand Chef as well as you can. Also, embrace the test frameworks, esp. test-kitchen, since they can make your life significantly better (and to my knowledge, has no equivalent in the Puppet community)*
It was not our choice to migrate. The CTO knows someone who works for Chef, so we are migrating. We'd prefer to stay with puppet.
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- [chef] Fwd: Re: Re: Re: Need approach to migrate from Puppet to Chef, Peter Burkholder, 12/29/2014
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