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
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
Version 1.2 is now available; get the upgrade if you're already a user, or give it a try for the first time! This release contains a few bug fixes and enhancements as requested by users. The best new feature is Recipe Scaling, check it out. Also along with this release is a modified installation procedure. … Continue reading Chef 1.2 Available for Download
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
The dilemma is over, thanks to a few suggestions from David. Here's the result:
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
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!