Visual Studio 2008

Earlier this week I received a free copy of Microsoft's Visual Studio 2008 by being an Action Pack subscriber and completing a short little web tutorial and quiz. I installed it last night and decided to get the Chef code/projects converted so I could start using it. The usual project conversion wizard popped up as … Continue reading Visual Studio 2008

Recipe Slideshows

Chef has a feature called Recipe Slideshows which allow you to view a recipe fullscreen in a PowerPoint-like format that's much easier to read while you're cooking than the small text of a cookbook, or the regular view of a recipe in Chef for that matter. I've had that feature around for a while, but … Continue reading Recipe Slideshows

Error Reporting

Version 1.1 of Chef included a new feature for submitting crash reports if they happen in the wild. When one happens, the user has the option to send one in along with any comments and their email address (optional). It has always sounded like a good feature to have, but it took me some time … Continue reading Error Reporting

Naming Dilemma

I need your help. I'm implementing something in Chef and cannot come up with a good term for it. It's the ability to scale a recipe (double, triple, halve, etc.). I have it implemented in such a way that you basically get a temporary, non-editable, non-savable version of the recipe with the amounts changed as … Continue reading Naming Dilemma

Announcing Chef 1.1

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Chef Version 1.1.   Download the full version here, but if you're a current user, you can download a much smaller upgrade now! Enjoy!