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"Infrastructure-as-Code: The Sledgehammer and Scalpel Approaches" by Justin LaRose of Comcast

Terraform is a great IaC tool for creating infrastructure on cloud platforms. One thing that we sometimes fail to realize is that creating infrastructure should be a separate task from deploying your application. This talk will discuss decoupling your infrastructure creation from deploying your application to the cloud. This becomes especially relevant when creating a CI/CD pipeline to support application deployment. A pipeline for your application should not have the capability to modify or destroy underlying core infrastructure components such security groups, load balancers, and subnets that support the application. It is an important lesson to learn before things go wrong in production.

Earlier Event: October 8