Going into the series on creating Infrastructure as Code on AWS using Pulumi, I knew the team there was actively working on improving and expanding the Go support in Pulumi. What I didn’t realize is that it would be so quick and would be such a great improvement to the underlying code I needed to write. In this post, I’ll go over some of the code from my previous blog posts and update them to match the new SDK.
The source code you write as a developer is important, but it is only one part of the entire application that goes into production. To deploy an app, you’ll need resources like API gateways, S3 buckets, or VPCs as well. Configuring those resources is a task you don’t want to do manually. How about building your infrastructure as code using the same language you’ve built your app in. That is what Pulumi allows you to do!
As a developer, I’ve written code and built apps, and I realized that building apps and creating a cheesecake have a lot in common. In both cases you need to have the right ingredients, you need to trust your suppliers and have transparency in your production process. I got to go to Atlanta and meet with the Docker Meetup Group there, where we got to talk about In this talk, how you can, and why you should, know what is in the app you deploy.
It was awesome to be at DevOps Days Baltimore and engage with the amazing audience there. Together with Baruch Sadogursky I got on stage to talk about how DevOps is usually viewed from a traditional perspective of a collaboration of Dev, Ops, and QA. Together with the fact that DevOps is usually driven by the change in Culture, People, and Process, the question arises how you know where you stand and where to move? As in almost any field, data and metrics give you the gauges and instruments.
It was awesome to be at DevOps Days Charlotte 2019 and speak about how you hear everything in DevOps is unicorns and rainbows, and you feel like you’re the last person on earth with “suboptimal” processes, tools and environment. Together with Baruch Sadogursky I got the chance to change the image bit. While most DevOps talks are like Instagram (everything is awesome and perfect), they hаve nothing to do with the real life.