Terraform has emerged as a key player in the DevOps world for defining, launching, and managing infrastructure as code (IAC) across a variety of cloud and virtualization platforms, including AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure. This hands-on book is the fastest way to get up and running with Terraform.
Gruntwork co-founder Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman walks you through dozens of code examples that demonstrate how to use Terraform’s simple, declarative programming language to deploy and manage infrastructure with just a few commands. Whether you’re a novice developer, aspiring DevOps engineer, or veteran sysadmin, this book will take you from Terraform basics to running a full tech stack capable of supporting a massive amount of traffic and a large team of developers.
Compare Terraform to other IAC tools, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and Salt StackUse Terraform to deploy server clusters, load balancers, and databasesLearn how Terraform manages the state of your infrastructure and how it impacts file layout, isolation, and lockingCreate reusable infrastructure with Terraform modulesTry out advanced Terraform syntax to implement loops, if-statements, and zero-downtime deploymentUse Terraform as a team, including best practices for writing, testing, and versioning Terraform code
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Basic, and a little dated
This book is over a year old and is missing some features used in Terraform currently. It needs an update...
It is fairly comprehensive, but would have benefitted from examples for more complex situations, and more information on best practices, and more detail on explaining why certain things are good practice. All the examples are for AWS, the author only mentions most other providers in passing.
That said it is somewhat conversational, easy to read and follow.