Do you use soloist?
This simple app will help you build your soloistrc file easily from a (GitHub) directory of recipes.
Typically, this is our workflow for setting up our developer and ci machines:
> mkdir cookbooks && cd cookbooks > git clone https://github.com/pivotal/pivotal_workstation # Build a soloistrc file by choosing from recipes in ~/cookbooks/pivotal_workstation/recipes > gem install soloist > soloist
Try it now, or use your own cookbooks repo..