Contributions by Mark Smith and Hardik Desai

Welcome to our note series on our weekly Jam sessions, where we cover relevant DevOps topics with rotating guest speakers.

To save you time and energy, we’ll be uploading each Jam session topic’s notes, along with helpful tips.

For the week of April 28th, we covered a far-reaching topic: Infrastructure as Code (IaC) best practices. We talked with Mark Smith and Hardik Desai about their tips for best practices, including structuring IaC, creating a naming convention, handling Terraform state files…and more.

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Our journey to help DevOps engineers automate the Terraform template creation process started in 2020. A year later, with a ton of elbow grease, our product, “InfraSketch” is ready for release. This blog will walk you through every component of the product and how a DevOps engineer can use InfraSketch to generate Terraform templates and spin up their infrastructure.

Specifically, this blog reviews use cases for InfraSketch. If you’re interested in a more basic tutorial that gives an overview and goes over icons/properties, check out Part 1 of this blog series.

Interested in learning more? Join our Slack, led by…


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We’re continuing our series on Terraform AWS with a post that breaks down the basics. The world of Terraform AWS can be described as complex — from AWS storage to AWS best practices, there’s a depth of knowledge necessary to get familiar with Terraform AWS.

Whether you’re an expert at Terraform AWS or just getting started, it’s our goal at InfraCode to provide you with clear and easy-to-understand information at every level. The number of resources out there is abundant but overwhelming. That’s why we create simplified guides that are immediately usable and always understandable.

If you’re interested in what…


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Our journey to help DevOps engineers automate the Terraform template creation process started in 2020. A year later, with a ton of elbow grease, our product, “InfraSketch” is ready for release. This blog will walk you through every component of the product and how a DevOps engineer can use InfraSketch to generate Terraform templates and spin up their infrastructure.

You can try InfraSketch for yourself here.

Interested in learning more? Join our Slack, led by DevOps experts, to meet other professionals and learn more about Terraform. We will also have more opportunities to engage closely with InfraSketch in Slack.

In…


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Converting your cloud infrastructure to code is awesome. It gives us the ability to manage infrastructure in a single repository, reuse templates and even apply governance on how cloud resources are utilized at an organizational level.

Using Terraform, we can easily build these templates and reuse them to create or destroy cloud environments. For example, we can reuse a template for spinning up or down EC2 instances in an autoscaling group.

The good part? Since these templates are pre-defined, they are also well-tested. Nobody likes reinventing the wheel and resolving the same set of errors again and again. …


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Storage is one of the core aspects of cloud computing. Data has attained utmost importance in today’s world and it’s important to choose the right storage for data. Cloud providers like AWS provide multiple options to store data in various formats and classes with a varying range of availability, durability, and accessibility.

In this post, we will provision 3 types of storage on AWS using Terraform. The reference code to this blog can be found in this repo. This repository contains 3 subdirectories which contain separate code for S3, EBS, and RDS.

The post below is divided into 3 sections:


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Once in a while, you come across something so cool that you can’t help but share it. It feels as easy as spreading fruit jam on your morning toast.

What is it?

The aptly named Jam Systems is the newest tool we’re using at InfraCode to host conversations about infrastructure as code, DevOps, and Terraform.

Jam Systems (“Jam”) is a live audio room for chats, discussion, brainstorming, micro-events, even podcasting where you banter about topics and stuff.

Jam is a great space to host conversations with product creators, get feedback from users, and explore future development.

It is also a good resource to…


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Welcome back to our series on Terraform AWS.

In case you missed our previous post, we went over the basics of spinning up your infrastructure using Terraform AWS. We started off by creating a virtual machine — aka a Terraform EC2 instance — and allowed HTTP access to the same by defining a security group.

In this post, we’ll go over how to create Terraform EC2 instances into a VPC, and how to make them highly available by creating Terraform AWS load balancers.

This post discusses how to create EC2 instances into a Terraform VPC and make them highly available…


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When I started InfraCode, I wanted to make the cloud more accessible. I think it’s ironic that these huge technology shifts, including the cloud, are supposed to increase access to technology but end up benefiting the incumbents. Breaking down barriers is hard, but as the internet has shown, it all starts with technology and innovation.

Today, I’m proud to announce our first product that will hopefully make the cloud itself more accessible, and bring down production costs significantly for smaller IT companies looking to scale.

InfraSketch is meant to be a simple tool. In a day when every technology is…


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We spent a lot of time in 2020 writing about the ABC’s of Terraform. Based on previous experience with “Faun,” we know people want and are hungry for this content. We hope this guide will stand as a way for you to find the content you’re looking for from InfraCode (and maybe even earn a bookmark!!)

If you enjoyed this resource, have thoughts, and hopefully both, please let us know at the bottom and we’ll make sure to get back to you ASAP!

In this guide, we’ll go over:
-Terraform Tutorials
-Terraform for Business
-Terraform News (2020 and 2021)

I. Terraform Tutorial Guides

If…

Raphael Socher

Founder at InfraCode — customizable, reliable Infrastructure as Code tools. Simplifying the lives of DevOps professionals. www.infrastructurecode.io

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