Windows DevOps Workstation Setup Check List

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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.


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


  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