Ever since I started learning to remediate my InSpec test failures, I started learning bits and pieces of Chef. I started out in the Test Kitchen, quite appropriately, and since then I’ve been learning how to zoom out little by little so as to see the forest for the trees....

So you know how when you’re learning stuff and something comes across your radar that you don’t get at all so you make a mental note to study it later? Well, I have many of those, but the one I’m going to talk about today concerns writing a test to...

I was so thrilled this week to be able to attend ChefConf 2016! There were so many cool things about the week that got me super excited about the coming year. But also, there were things that made me excited about the future of the industry and how I can...

Hello my friends. If you’ve noticed that I’ve slowed down on the InSpec goodness lately, it’s because I’ve been learning Ruby and experimenting with fixing bugs and whatnot. It’s really exciting to see what I can do with Chef and InSpec once I get a good grasp on Ruby, but...

I’ve had my head in the books lately, and guess what I learned? I learned that I cannot learn Ruby and the fundamentals of programming in a week. I had high hopes of learning enough to be able to write a custom resource for InSpec, but, as you probably know,...

Hello my friends. I hope you’re back for some InSpec goodness. I’ve missed talking about InSpec! Check out all we’ve covered so far: Day 1: Hello World Day 2: Command Resource Day 3: File Resource Day 4: Custom Matchers Day 5: Creating a Profile I’ve been quite occupied lately building...

Red Two summers ago I had booked a place on Airbnb for a vacation, and in return Airbnb had asked if I wanted to rent out my place. I’ll try anything once, so I did it. I figured that we could just book it once and use that money to...

I’m taking a short detour from InSpec-land today, but don’t fret; I’ll be back soon. Whenever I hit a road block in my InSpec studies, I’ve realized that it’s because I’ve covered a fair amount of ground in InSpec, but I haven’t spent enough time learning Linux. So I’m going...

So in the last four posts we learned how to write InSpec controls. It was supposed to get you started, and then you could continue as far into the workshop as you wished. Day 1: Hello World Day 2: Command Resource Day 3: File Resource Day 4: Custom Matchers Full...