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chefdk_bootstrap (51) Versions 0.2.2

Bootstrap a developer workstation for local Chef development using the ChefDK

cookbook 'chefdk_bootstrap', '= 0.2.2', :supermarket
cookbook 'chefdk_bootstrap', '= 0.2.2'
knife supermarket install chefdk_bootstrap
knife supermarket download chefdk_bootstrap
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Zero to First Cookbook in Twenty Minutes

Run one simple command to easily setup your Windows workstation
for Chef cookbook development in 20 minutes.

Quickstart - Windows

Run the command below from a PowerShell Admin console. This will execute the bootstrap script on your workstation.

PS> (Invoke-WebRequest | iex

The bootstrap script will:

  1. Install the latest ChefDK package
  2. Create a chef directory in your home directory.
  3. Download the chefdk_bootstrap cookbook via Berkshelf
  4. Run chef-client to install the rest of the tools you'll need.

Quickstart - Mac

Mac support is coming soon.

What does it do?

This cookbook installs these tools:


Atom, a free, general purpose, cross-platform, open source,
text editor. Out of the box, Atom supports all the languages you will need
for Chef development: Ruby, PowerShell, Bash, XML, JSON, etc.

Source Control

Git - command line git client and tools.

Local Virtualization

Virtualbox - Oracle's free, open source virtualization tool for local cookbook testing.

Vagrant - ChefDK's included Test Kitchen tool uses Vagrant to spin up local VMs for cookbook testing.



The default recipe ...


The attributes defined by this recipe are organized under the
node['chefdk_bootstrap'] namespace.

Attribute Description Type Default
... ... String ...



The first time you check out this cookbook, run


to download and install the development tools.


Three forms of cookbook testing are available:

Style Checks

bundle exec rake style

Will run foodcritic (cookbook style) and rubocop (Ruby style/syntax)

Unit Tests

bundle exec rake spec

Will run ChefSpec tests. It is a good idea to ensure that these
tests pass before committing changes to git.

Unit Test Coverage

bundle exec rake coverage

Will run the ChefSpec tests and report on test coverage. It is a
good idea to make sure that every Chef resource you declare is covered
by a unit test.

Automated Testing with Guard

bundle exec guard

Will run foodcritic, rubocop (if enabled) and ChefSpec tests
automatically when the associated files change. If a ChefSpec test
fails, it will drop you into a pry session in the context of the
failure to explore the state of the run.

To disable the pry-rescue behavior, define the environment variable
DISABLE_PRY_RESCUE before running guard:


Integration Tests

bunlde exec rake kitchen:all

Will run the test kitchen integration tests. These tests use Vagrant
and Virtualbox, which must be installed for the tests to execute.

These are only available for cookbooks that target Unix-like systems.
Support for Windows targets is expected by the end of 2014.

After converging in a virtual machine, ServerSpec tests are executed.
This skeleton comes with a very basic ServerSpec test; refer to for detail on how to create tests.


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Copyright 2015 Nordstrom, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

Dependent cookbooks

chocolatey ~> 0.3
git ~> 4.2

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

Revision History for chefdk_bootstrap


PuTTY is difficult to configure and outside the scope of what this cookbook is
trying to do. Furthermore the Github for Windows client doesn't use PuTTY



  • Initial version

Foodcritic Metric

0.2.2 failed this metric

FC031: Cookbook without metadata file: /tmp/cook/caf9c84f9a40a7cc9dfd2af4/chefdk_bootstrap/metadata.rb:1
FC045: Consider setting cookbook name in metadata: /tmp/cook/caf9c84f9a40a7cc9dfd2af4/chefdk_bootstrap/metadata.rb:1