[freshports-coders] FreshPorts & AWS - trimming excess services

Ihor Antonov ihor at antonovs.family
Fri Jan 22 18:56:00 UTC 2021

On 1/22/21 8:36 AM, Dan Fitzpatrick wrote:
> I agree with Alex as long as we have the expertise and experience.
> Terraform can be a lot to digest at first but does make life easier to
> manage the system and improve reliability.

I have been using terraform extensively at work for many years now.
I can help review / write the code, but I don't have the capacity at the 
moment to be the primary driver of this effort.

My recommendation would be to stay away from Cloud Formation as far as 
possible. I don't know much about CDK, but I do know it compiles down to 
ClodFormation so it is a non-starter for me.

Terraform is probably lesser of these evils. Although at a certain point 
as project grows HCL becomes a point of great friction too.

At work we are actively looking at Pulumi [1]. You can use normal 
programming language like Python to write your infrastructure

[1] https://www.pulumi.com/

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