Create a Dev Environment in AWS with Terraform

On-Demand / 45 minutes


In this course we will set up a development environment to test serverless code.

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Course Instructor: Philip Afable

Philip Afable is a DevOps engineer based in the Boston area, focusing on creating cloud native as well as serverless solutions. He started his career in datacenter networking which has then progressed to cloud and programming.

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Course Outline

Why use Terraform?

In this course we will set up a development environment to test serverless code. Terraform is an infrastructure as code tool that will ease the provisioning and update of AWS resources consistently.

Installing Terraform

Install the current version of Terraform on Linux (ubuntu).

Create AWS resources using Terraform

In this course, we will write HCL code to provision a python base Lambda function and a main SQS queue and a dead-letter queue.

Update Lambda Function using Terraform

Terraform by default cannot detect changes in Python code, but using file hashes enables Terraform to detect changes and update Lambda.

Creating Workspaces

Workspaces are not only useful to separate HCL configurations, but also updating variables when deploying to either development or production environments.

Accelerating Deployments with Terraform

This course provides a quick guidance on how to implement Terraform in a development workflow. This method can be scaled to larger projects involving numerous AWS resources!

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