At RailsConf 2009, I'll be presenting a three hour tutorial on the configuration management system, Chef — Running the Show: Configuration Management with Chef.
Configuration management isn't just for sysadmins any more. Even one-person projects often need to scale over several servers, whether physical, or in the cloud. Configuration management plays a key part in making that practical.
Chef is configuration management for the internet age. Under the hood you'll find Ruby, Git, HTTP, OpenID, JSON and more. As developers become increasingly responsible for operations, Chef helps you manage your servers by writing code, not running commands.
Come along to find out more, and register for RailsConf 2009 now!