Learn Terraform The Hard Way
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Learn Terraform The Hard Way

About the Book

This book helps you get comfortable with Terraform by going step-by-step from the simplest of Terraform modules to more complex cloud resource creation.

It does this by taking you from the very simplest Terraform modules to advanced remote management so that you understand each piece of the puzzle.

By the end you'll be able to advise people on how to get the most out of Terrraform, understanding not only the terminology and the practical details, but also some of the gotchas and operational challenges that Terraform brings.

Part I - Local Basics

  • Resources
  • Planning
  • State Files
  • Data Sources
  • Output
  • Destruction

Part II - Remote Terraform

  • Terraform Providers
  • Dependency Management
  • Graphing Resources
  • Importing Resources

Part III - In Progress

Part IV - In Progress

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    • DevOps
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Ian Miell
Ian Miell

Ian Miell has over twenty years' experience in IT, writing, running, architecting, and maintaining software for some of the world's busiest systems.

He has written the book 'Docker in Practice' (published by Manning), 'Learn Bash the Hard Way' (published on Leanpub), as well as various training courses and videos.

He blogs about his experiences at https://zwischenzugs.com

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Table of Contents

  • Learn Terraform the Hard Way
    • Introduction
  • Part I - Local Basics
    • Terraform 101
    • The Terraform State File
    • Planning With Terraform
    • Terraform Module Outputs
    • Terraform Destroy
  • Part II - Remote Terraform
    • Managing Remote Resources
    • Dependencies
    • Graphing Terraform Resources
    • Creating A Simple Graph
    • Importing Resources
  • Part III - Modules and Data Structures
    • Terraform Modules
    • Module Variables
    • Module Outputs
    • Module Structure
    • Data Types
  • Part IV - Intermediate Terraform Techniques
    • The Null Resource, Provisioners, and Triggers
    • Creating Multiple Resources
    • Terraform Backends

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