Terraform vs Bicep/ARM with Steve Buchanan

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The Pandemic has moved a lot of applications into the cloud. Are you automating the deployment? Richard chats with Steve Buchanan about the ever-advancing tooling for Infrastructure-as-Code. ARM Templates are the standard approach to IaC for Azure, but they can get complex. Terraform is HashiCorp's tool for IaC that utilizes ARM Templates under the hood. But as Steve says, it takes time for new features of Azure to surface in Terraform. And Microsoft is developing Bicep as a new domain-specific language for IaC over ARM as well. What do you choose?



Steve Buchanan is a Director, & Midwest Containers Services Lead on the Cloud Transformation/DevOps team with Avanade, the Microsoft arm of Accenture. He is a nine-time Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight author, and the author of six technical books. He has presented at tech events, including Midwest Management Summit (MMS), Microsoft Ignite, BITCon, Experts Live Europe, OSCON, and user groups. He is active in the technical community and enjoys blogging about his adventures in the world of IT on his blog at www.buchatech.com.

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