Windows DevOps Workstation Setup Check List

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Description

This article is an opinionated check list for setting up a Windows 7/8/10 Chef/AWS DevOps Workstation primarily for Chef and AWS development.

Base

  1. Virtualbox
  2. Vagrant
  3. ChefDK
  4. Atom Editor OR Sublime Text
  5. AWS CLI
  6. Git and/or Subversion client

Optional

  1. Vim for Windows
  2. Jetbrains IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate for all projects (Pay)
    1. Download language plugins such as Ruby, Python and PHP.
    2. Else
      1. Ruby Projects: Jetbrains Rubymine (Pay)
      2. Java Projects: Jetbrains IntelliJ IDEA (Free or Pay)
      3. Python Projects: Jetbrains PyCharm (Free or Pay)
  3. Jetbrain IDE Plugins
    1. Plugins
      1. Bashsupport
      2. AWS Cloud Formation support
      3. .ignore
      4. Chef Integration
      5. Markdown support
  4. Chrome
  5. Filezilla