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Terraform vs Cloudformation - a Pragmatic Comparison

Terraform vs Cloudformation - a Pragmatic Comparison

Managing infrastructure in the cloud used to be like uploading your code to FTP servers, during the bad old days without version control. Thankfully infrastructure-as-code changes all that. Here we compare the two most popular ones, Cloudformation and Terraform, based on their merits and drawbacks, in a more pragmatic way than a direct competition.

Why (Almost) All Comparisons Of CloudFormation and Terraform Are Unfair - and Wrong

Why (Almost) All Comparisons Of CloudFormation and Terraform Are Unfair - and Wrong

At first glance, CloudFormation is just a bunch of JSON or YAML files, while Terraform is much more expressive, feature-rich, and easier to work with. But those that assume this makes Terraform the better choice have the wrong end of the stick, and this post explains why.