Welcome to Chef Fundamentals. This is the source training material repository for the class. The materials themselves are written in plain text "Markdown" format, and presented using the "ShowOff" Ruby-based presentation application.
If you're seeing this at http://localhost:9090, you need to run the
showoff command from the
- Ruby 1.8.7+
- RubyGems 1.3.7+
- libxml2 and libxslt development headers (e.g., libxml2-dev and libxslt-dev on Debian/Ubuntu).
gem install bundler bundle install rake present # runs bundle exec showoff serve in the slides dir
Depending on how your local system's Ruby was installed, you may need
sudo to run
gem install and
bundle install. You may also
need to use
bundle exec showoff serve in the
slides directory to
run the presentation, though the rake task should handle this already.
Two URLs are available:
- http://localhost:9090 - "student" view of the slides
- http://localhost:9090/presenter - "presenter" view of the slides
When presenting the materials as an instructor, use the "presenter" view. This will also pop up a second browser window that will advance with the presenter window. To move forward and back, use the arrow keys. Down/Right go forward, Up/Left go backward. Spacebar will also advance slides forward.
The source materials in the
slides directory are set up as a showoff
project. As such, the
showoff gem is required. In order to generate
PDFs with showoff, the
pdfkit gem is installed.
Also, the instructor lab setup will use Chef and the Knife EC2 plugin, so those gems are included as well.
Do not commit
Gemfile.lock to the repository.
Note The current release of ShowOff doesn't include some pull requests adding features that we liked, so the showoff gem is installed from a separate repository.
Most of the action happens in the slides directory.
slides/Rakefile has a task to set up the directory and an
01_slide.md file for the specified section.
rake mksection SECTION=just-enough-ruby-for-chef ** Creating section just-enough-ruby-for-chef ** - populating 01_slide.md
This does not add the section to
showoff.json. When contributing a new
section, do not add it to the
showoff.json file, as that should be
reviewed before modifying the base course for everyone.
Slide Style Guide
This is spartan and will be embellished.
- Create sections as directories.
- Use PNGs for images.
- Directory names should be lower case words as a title, "getting-started"
- Each directory should have a 01_slide.md, multiple sections may be broken up later.
instructor-setup.md guide in the guides directory for
information on how to set up the lab environments for students to use
in the hands on portion of the course.
See CONTRIBUTING for information on how you can contribute changes to these materials.
License and Authors
See LICENSE for licensing of these materials and how you may use them.