Infrastructure as Code with Christian Tragesser
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Infrastructure as Code is an approach to machine provisioning and setup in which a programmer describes the underlying services they need for their projects. However, this infrastructure code doesn’t compile a binary artifact like traditional source code. The successful completion of running the code signals that the servers and other components described in the configuration file have been created automatically by the tools being used.
In this episode, I speak with Christian Tragesser, DevOps Consultant with World Wide Technology. We discuss the tools and processes that are helping modern development groups solve technical problems.
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