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Comparing OpenTofu and Terraform

[Last updated 2024-01-26] Terraform and OpenTofu are both IaC tools that share a common ancestry. OpenTofu was created when HashiCorp shifted the licensing of Terraform from …

Ned Bellavance 2 min read
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Terraform Taint Is Bad, And Here's Why

The terraform taint command marks an existing resource in state data for replacement. On it’s surface, this seems like a useful feature. However, it’s actually a …

Ned Bellavance 8 min read
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Terraform Cloud - Managing Your Workspaces with Projects

Guess what?! That thing I’ve been complaining about for the last 2 years is finally here! Terraform Cloud Projects! Before we get into exactly what they are, here’s a …

Ned Bellavance 8 min read
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My HashiConf Global 2022 Experience

This post was sponsored by HashiCorp, see the bottom for more details Before we get into the announcements and the event, I want to pause for a moment and just acknowledge how …

Ned Bellavance 6 min read
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What I'm Excited About At HashiConf Global 2022

This post was sponsored by HashiCorp, see the bottom for more details As I prepare for HashiConf Global in a couple weeks, I thought I would share the things that I am most excited …

Ned Bellavance 6 min read
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Using the Moved Block in Terraform 1.1

The release of Terraform 1.1 has brought with it a new configuration block type called moved. This is a super-cool new block that helps with when you want to refactor your …

Ned Bellavance 11 min read
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Mysterious missing "region" argument in Terraform

I’m working on my next course for Pluralsight, Implementing Terraform on AWS. I probably don’t need to explain what the course is about. Anyhow, I was trying to show …

Ned Bellavance 3 min read
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The Terraform Certified Study Guide

As I mentioned in a previous post, HashiCorp has officially announced the availability of two certifications, Terraform Certified Associate and Vault Certified Associate. In that …

Ned Bellavance 6 min read
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Preparing for the HashiCorp Terraform Certification

HashiCorp has recently announced the availability of the Terraform Certified Associate exam. This is an excellent way to assess your skills and demonstrate your competence with the …

Ned Bellavance 6 min read