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 vice 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 Stack Use Terraform to deploy server clusters, load balancers, and databases Learn how Terraform manages the state of your infrastructure and how it impacts file layout, isolation, and locking Create reusable infrastructure with Terraform modules Try out advanced Terraform syntax to implement loops, if-statements, and zero-downtime deployment Use Terraform as a team, including best practices for writing, testing, and versioning Terraform code
Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman loves programming, writing, speaking, traveling, and lifting heavy things. He is the co-founder of Gruntwork, a company that helps startups get up and running on AWS with DevOps best practices and world-class infrastructure. He's also the author of Hello, Startup: A Programmer's Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams, a book published by O'Reilly Media that has a 4.9/5.0 rating on Amazon and 4.5/5.0 rating on GoodReads. Previously, he worked as a software engineer at LinkedIn, TripAdvisor, Cisco Systems, and Thomson Financial and got his BS and Masters at Cornell University. For more info, check out ybrikman.com.