Chapter 11: Terraform Glossary

In this glossary, we are going to list all the acronyms and key terms used throughout this book. This will help to clarify all the technical terms. These terms should assist in helping you to get to grips with the different conversations currently taking place in the Terraform community:

  • API: An application programming interface. This is an interface that has been designed to manipulate some functionality of an application. Terraform uses cloud or on-premises API software to manage infrastructure. Terraform resources are responsible for mapping to each API call that is required to create, update, or delete the infrastructure.

    Terraform Cloud also has APIs that can be used to easily manage policies and workspaces. ...

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