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-# Ironfan-Repoman: Repossess your cookbook versions
+# Ironfan-Repoman: Repossess Your Cookbook Versions
-The ironfan project is an expressive toolset for constructing scalable, resilient architectures. It works in the cloud, in the data center, and on your laptop, and makes your system diagram visible and inevitable.
+Ironfan, the foundation of The Infochimps Platform, is an expressive toolset for constructing scalable, resilient architectures. It works in the cloud, in the data center, and on your laptop, and it makes your system diagram visible and inevitable. Inevitable systems coordinate automatically to interconnect, removing the hassle of manual configuration of connection points (and the associated danger of human error).
+For more information about Ironfan and The Infochimps Platform, visit the [Infochimps Blog introducing the Infochimps Platform](http://blog.infochimps.com/2012/02/23/infochimps-platform/).
This repo lets you maintain single-cookbook repos from a repo that has all your cookbooks.
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To get started with ironfan, clone the [homebase repo](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan-homebase) and follow the [installation instructions](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan/wiki/install). Please file all issues on [ironfan issues](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan/issues).
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## Index
-Ironfan-Repoman works together with the full ironfan toolset:
+ironfan-repoman works together with the full ironfan toolset:
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+###Core Tools:
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+* [ironfan-homebase](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan-homebase): Centralizes the cookbooks, roles and clusters. A solid foundation for any chef user.
+* [ironfan gem](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan): The core Ironfan models, and Knife plugins to orchestrate machines and coordinate truth among your homebase, cloud and chef server. It comes with [ironfan-homebase](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan-homebase).
+* [ironfan-pantry](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan-pantry): Our collection of industrial-strength, cloud-ready recipes for Hadoop, HBase, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Zabbix and more.
+* [silverware cookbook](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan-pantry/tree/master/cookbooks/silverware): Helps you coordinate discovery of services ("list all the machines for `awesome_webapp`, that I might load balance them") and aspects ("list all components that write logs, that I might logrotate them, or that I might monitor the free space on their volumes"). Found within the [ironfan-pantry](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan-pantry).
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+###Core Documentation:
-* [ironfan-homebase](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan-homebase): centralizes the cookbooks, roles and clusters. A solid foundation for any chef user.
-* [ironfan gem](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan): core ironfan models, and knife plugins to orchestrate machines and coordinate truth among you homebase, cloud and chef server.
-* [ironfan-pantry](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan-pantry): Our collection of industrial-strength, cloud-ready recipes for Hadoop, HBase, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Zabbix and more.
-* [silverware cookbook](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan-homebase/tree/master/cookbooks/silverware): coordinate discovery of services ("list all the machines for `awesome_webapp`, that I might load balance them") and aspects ("list all components that write logs, that I might logrotate them, or that I might monitor the free space on their volumes".
-* [ironfan-ci](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan-ci): Continuous integration testing of not just your cookbooks but your *architecture*.
+* [ironfan wiki](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan/wiki): High-level documentation and install instructions.
+* [ironfan issues](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan/issues): Bugs or questions and feature requests for *any* part of the Ironfan toolset.
+* [ironfan gem docs](http://rdoc.info/gems/ironfan): Rdoc docs for Ironfan.
-* [ironfan wiki](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan/wiki): high-level documentation and install instructions
-* [ironfan issues](https://github.com/infochimps-labs/ironfan/issues): bugs, questions and feature requests for *any* part of the ironfan toolset.
-* [ironfan gem docs](http://rdoc.info/gems/ironfan): rdoc docs for ironfan
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