Infrastructure as code might be literally impossible because none of the core open source software we use actually works. Joe Damato examines what it means for infrastructure to be represented as code, outlines some fundamental software components required for automating infrastructure using code, and discusses some interesting failure cases for these tools. Along the way, Joe highlights areas where people interested in getting involved in open source projects could make an impact that would benefit the infrastructure as code movement and provides some food for thought for infrastructure engineers as they design the next generation of tools.
Joe Damato is a low-level computologist who enjoys reading and writing code. Joe is the founder and CEO of packagecloud.io, a service which makes it easy to create secure package repositories for developing and distributing software.
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