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Infrastructure as Software

Published on November 11, 2020 · Updated on November 11, 2020
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By Paul Stack
Developer and author at DigitalOcean.
Infrastructure as Software


About the Talk

In this talk, infrastructure coder Paul Stack demonstrates why writing infrastructure in general programming languages is a better choice for infrastructure management.

General purpose languages allow infrastructure code to have integrated testing, compile time checks, and create infrastructure APIs, and is more suited to infrastructure management than DSLs, JSON or YAML.

Infrastructure can be built that manages Serverless, Kubernetes, PaaS and IaaS systems across multiple cloud providers.

What You’ll Learn

  • Infrastructure code is just as important as application code
  • Infrastructure code needs the flexibility of language ecosystems
  • Different teams at different stages of cloud adoption are actually all moving in the same direction


About the Presenter

Paul Stack is an infrastructure coder and has spoken at various events throughout the world about his passion for continuous integration, continuous delivery, and good operational procedures, and why they should be part of what developers and system administrators do on a day to day basis. He believes that reliably delivering software is more important than its development. Paul’s passions are the DevOps and continuous delivery movements and how they help the entire business and its customers.

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