An introduction to performing code, infrastructure or database deployments

In this post we will look at some of the approaches we can use to deploy code or infrastructure changes into a production environment. Regardless of the programming language you may be using to develop a web site or application, from HTML/CSS, NodeJS, Java or Go, there are likely some build steps you need to …

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An introduction to Infrastructure as Code with Terraform Cloudformation Ansible and Pulumi

In this post we will learn about Infrastructure as Code (IaC). IaC is the process of writing code that will take on the task of creating and maintaining your cloud–based infrastructure. This includes the items that make up your web application such as servers, security groups, network resources, and more.  Some of the same tools …

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Setting up a Salt cluster on DigitalOcean using Terraform

I use Ansible to provision or automate infrastructure tasks whenever I can. I wanted to try out Salt, from SaltStack to see how it compared. I read about its ability to push commands out to multiple servers very quickly and I wanted to try it for myself. To gain some practical experience using Salt I used …

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