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Master Terraform: A cheat sheet for infrastructure automation

Get ahead of the game with our comprehensive cheat sheet for Terraform. Tips, tricks, and best practices for mastering infrastructure automation in no time.

Zachary Jansma Feb 2

Welcome to the ultimate Terraform cheat sheet! If you’re a developer looking to take control of your infrastructure, you’ve come to the right place. With this cheat sheet in hand, you’ll be able to accomplish basic tasks with Terraform in no time. From creating plans and applying them to importing and managing your infrastructure, this cheat sheet has got you covered. So, whether you’re new to Terraform or just need a quick reference, don’t hesitate to use this cheat sheet to make your life easier. Just remember, with Terraform, the world is your oyster!

Terraform cheat sheet

CLI commands

TF file language

Worth noting

Advanced Terraform tips and tricks

Terraform best practices

Learn more about Terraform, infrastructure as code, and CI/CD

In conclusion, this cheat sheet is a valuable tool for developers and DevOps professionals looking to take control of their infrastructure with Terraform. It covers basic tasks such as creating plans, applying them, and managing state, as well as advanced tips and tricks and best practices to help you make the most of this powerful tool.

However, this cheat sheet is not exhaustive, and there will always be more to learn about Terraform and infrastructure management. For more information, I recommend checking out the following resources:

These resources provide in-depth information and guidance on using Terraform and other infrastructure management tools and best practices for CI/CD. By following the tips and tricks outlined in this cheat sheet and diving deeper into these resources, you’ll be well on mastering Terraform and automating your infrastructure.

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We’ll leave you today with a poem about Terraform that we generated using ChatGPT:

Terraform, oh Terraform,
A tool that’s quite the norm,
With this cheat sheet in your hand,
You’ll be a master of the land.

Create plans with such grace,
Manage state with a steady pace,
Advanced tips, tricks galore,
Infrastructure automation, nothing to deplore.

So come on, give it a try,
Terraform’s the tool; give it a try,
And soon you’ll see,
A master of infrastructure, you’ll be.