The Chef Win Series is a response to: "How has Chef changed our operations for the better, in the past 2 years since our shop adopted it?"  Example:

If you've been in IT very long, you've been burned by binaries changing underneath you as you are working. It could be in a Ruby update, or "DLL Hell" as we used to call it in the old client-server days. Or it could be jar hell in java, where a new binary slips in, and a JVM changes behaviors underfoot.

When an underlying binary changes and breaks your app, you have no idea which of the dozens of binaries it is, or how to restore it to a working version. In many respects, you're simply effed. Read more »