chef-runner is a tool that speeds up your Chef development and testing workflow.
chef-runner tries hard to provision a machine as fast as possible. It thereby allows you to change infrastructure code and get immediate feedback.
The tool was originally developed as a fast alternative to the painfully slow `vagrant provision`. It has since evolved and can now be used to rapidly provision not only local Vagrant machines but also remote hosts like EC2 instances.
To further shorten the feedback loop, chef-runner integrates with Vim so you don't have to leave your editor while hacking on recipes.
A Knife plugin to generate a skeleton README.md file from a cookbook's metadata.rb file