This talk is an exploration into five lesser-known things that Chef can be used for, or is capable of doing. Some of these features and capabilities are unknown by all but the most experienced Chef users. Some of them are anti-patterns but still really useful. And others give you additional flexibility for using Chef in your environment.
In-place File Editing for Greater Good Use Chef's Built-in Version Matching REPLs are fun, so Chef has one! Take the Resource Collection for a Stroll The Anatomy of Loading and Executing a Single Recipe