The Terraform Book

James Turnbull
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A hands-on, introductory book about managing infrastructure with Terraform. Start small and then build on what you learn to scale up to complex infrastructure. Written for both developers and sysadmins. Focuses on how to build infrastructure and applications with Terraform.

The book contains:

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Terraform
Chapter 2: Installing Terraform
Chapter 3: Building our first application
Chapter 4: Provisioning and Terraform
Chapter 5: Collaborating with Terraform
Chapter 6: Building a multi-environment architecture
Chapter 7: Infrastructure testing 

Updated for Terraform 0.11!

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About the author

James Turnbull is the author of numerous technical books about engineering and infrastructure and is a long-time member of the open source community. 

James is currently CTO at Empatico, an education technology start-up in New York. He was previously CTO at Kickstarter, VP of Services at Docker Inc, VP of Engineering at Venmo and at Puppet Labs running Operations and Professional Services.

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James Turnbull
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Published on
Dec 31, 2016
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315
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9780988820258
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English
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Computers / General
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