Terraform in Action video edition

Video description

An outstanding source of knowledge for Terraform enthusiasts of all levels.
Anton Babenko, Betajob

Use Terraform to programmatically create, test, and manage infrastructure using the efficient infrastructure-as-code approach.

In Terraform in Action you will learn:
  • Cloud architecture with Terraform
  • Terraform module sharing and the private module registry
  • Terraform security in a multitenant environment
  • Strategies for performing blue/green deployments
  • Refactoring for code maintenance and reusability
  • Running Terraform at scale
  • Creating your own Terraform provider
  • Using Terraform as a continuous development/continuous delivery platform

Terraform in Action introduces the infrastructure-as-code (IaC) model that lets you instantaneously create new components and respond efficiently to changes in demand. You’ll use the Terraform automation tool to design and manage servers that can be provisioned, shared, changed, tested, and deployed with a single command.

about the technology

Provision, deploy, scale, and clone your entire stack to the cloud at the touch of a button. In Terraform, you create a collection of simple declarative scripts that define and manage application infrastructure. This powerful infrastructure-as-code approach automates key tasks like versioning and testing for everything from low-level networking to cloud services.

about the book

Terraform in Action shows you how to automate and scale infrastructure programmatically using the Terraform toolkit. Using practical, relevant examples, you’ll use Terraform to provision a Kubernetes cluster, deploy a multiplayer game, and configure other hands-on projects. As you progress to advanced techniques like zero-downtime deployments, you’ll discover how to think in Terraform rather than just copying and pasting scripts.

what's inside

  • Cloud architecture with Terraform
  • Terraform module sharing and the private module registry
  • Terraform security in a multitenant environment
  • Strategies for performing blue/green deployments

about the audience

For readers experienced with a major cloud platform such as AWS. Examples in JavaScript and Golang.

about the author

Scott Winkler is a DevOps engineer and a distinguished Terraform expert. He has spoken multiple times at HashiTalks and HashiConf, and was selected as a HashiCorp Ambassador and Core Contributor in 2020.

A must for anyone who wants to understand Terraform.
Jürgen Hötzel, Lisperati

Takes you by the hand and explains how to use Terraform easily and correctly. A pleasure to read.
Andrea Granata, Luminor Bank

A great introduction to Terraform with real-world examples.
Matt Welke, GroupBy

Terraform brilliantly explained.
Enrico Mazzarella, Techedge


Table of contents

  1. Part 1. Terraform bootcamp
  2. Chapter 1. Getting started with Terraform
  3. Chapter 1. “Hello Terraform!”
  4. Chapter 1. Brave new “Hello Terraform!”
  5. Chapter 2. Life cycle of a Terraform resource
  6. Chapter 2. Generating an execution plan
  7. Chapter 2. Updating the local file resource
  8. Chapter 3. Functional programming
  9. Chapter 3. Assigning values with a variable definition file
  10. Chapter 3. Generating many Mad Libs stories
  11. Chapter 3. Conditional expressions
  12. Chapter 4. Deploying a multi-tiered web application in AWS
  13. Chapter 4. Root module
  14. Chapter 4. Database module
  15. Chapter 4. Templating a cloudinit_config
  16. Part 2. Terraform in the wild
  17. Chapter 5. Serverless made easy
  18. Chapter 5. Writing the code
  19. Chapter 5. Deploying to Azure
  20. Chapter 6. Terraform with friends
  21. Chapter 6. Writing the code
  22. Chapter 6. Everyone gets an S3 backend
  23. Chapter 6. Deploying multiple environments
  24. Chapter 7. CI/CD pipelines as code
  25. Chapter 7. Dynamic configurations and provisioners
  26. Chapter 7. Dynamic blocks: Rare boys
  27. Chapter 8. A multi-cloud MMORPG
  28. Chapter 8. Deploying an MMORPG on a federated Nomad cluster
  29. Chapter 8. Re-architecting the MMORPG to use managed services
  30. Part 3. Mastering Terraform
  31. Chapter 9. Zero-downtime deployments
  32. Chapter 9. Blue/Green deployments
  33. Chapter 9. Blue/Green cutover
  34. Chapter 9. Code
  35. Chapter 10. Testing and refactoring
  36. Chapter 10. Refactoring Terraform configuration
  37. Chapter 10. Migrating Terraform state
  38. Chapter 10. Testing infrastructure as code
  39. Chapter 11. Extending Terraform by writing a custom provider
  40. Chapter 11. Writing the Petstore provider
  41. Chapter 11. Defining Read()
  42. Chapter 11. Testing and building the provider
  43. Chapter 12. Automating Terraform
  44. Chapter 12. Building the Plan and Apply stages
  45. Chapter 12. Declaring the pipeline as code
  46. Chapter 12. Connecting to GitHub
  47. Chapter 13. Security and secrets management
  48. Chapter 13. Removing unnecessary secrets from Terraform state
  49. Chapter 13. What sensitive information?
  50. Chapter 13. Managing static secrets
  51. Chapter 13. Using dynamic secrets
  52. Chapter 13. Sentinel and policy as code

Product information

  • Title: Terraform in Action video edition
  • Author(s): Scott Winkler
  • Release date: May 2021
  • Publisher(s): Manning Publications
  • ISBN: None