Chef vs Puppeteer: What are the differences?
Developers describe Chef as "Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud". Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others. On the other hand, Puppeteer is detailed as "Headless Chrome Node API". Puppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control headless Chrome over the DevTools Protocol. It can also be configured to use full (non-headless) Chrome.
Chef and Puppeteer are primarily classified as "Server Configuration and Automation" and "Headless Browsers" tools respectively.
Chef and Puppeteer are both open source tools. It seems that Puppeteer with 51.2K GitHub stars and 4.72K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Chef with 5.86K GitHub stars and 2.36K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Chef has a broader approval, being mentioned in 359 company stacks & 80 developers stacks; compared to Puppeteer, which is listed in 25 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.
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Out custom recipes makes it simple for developers bootstrap process (using vagrant) and that same recipe is also the one that is used to prep instances