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Getting Started with Terraform - Second Edition by Kirill Shirinkin

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The rapid development of Terraform

Terraform was first released just a couple of years ago, and it still hasn't reached a major version. It gains more and more in popularity; it grows like crazy, actually, and changes rapidly.

The book you are reading was started with Terraform 0.7.7. It was finished and updated to Terraform 0.8. Even between minor versions, from 0.7.7 up to 0.7.13, there were many small changes that made some code deprecated and some code broken. However, Terraform 0.8 introduced conditionals, as well introducing proper dependencies on modules, which made big chunks of code simply irrelevant now.

With an ever-growing number of contributors and, as a result, the size of the code base, number of providers, and so on, it can ...

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