Pulumi vs HCL: Understanding the Language Differences in Infrastructure as Code

Engin Diri Engin Diri
Pulumi vs HCL: Understanding the Language Differences in Infrastructure as Code

The Java Language Architect at Oracle, Brian Goetz, author of Java Concurrency in Practice, has this to how declarative languages can be a double-edged sword: HashiCorp’s infrastructure as code solution, Terraform, uses a domain-specific language (DSL) to declare cloud resources. Pulumi’s infrastructure as code solution, on the other hand, lets you choose from any number of modern languages – C#, Java, JavaScript, Go, Python, or TypeScript – or the industry-standard markup language YAML, to declare cloud resources.

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Self-Hosted Pulumi Cloud Support for Resource Search and Pulumi Deployments

Meagan Cojocar Meagan Cojocar
Self-Hosted Pulumi Cloud Support for Resource Search and Pulumi Deployments

We are excited to introduce two powerful new features for our Self-Hosted Pulumi Cloud offering: Resource Search and Pulumi Deployments. These two additions are the most significant features added to Pulumi Cloud in the last year and we are thrilled to bring them to our self-hosted customers. Resource Search and Pulumi Deployments both improve the way you can manage and deploy your cloud infrastructure, providing greater visibility, control, and automation.

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Pulumi + Python: Bringing the Best of Modern Python to IaC

Julien Poissonnier Julien Poissonnier
Pulumi + Python: Bringing the Best of Modern Python to IaC

One of our most important goals at Pulumi is to bring the very best of software engineering tools and practice to your cloud infrastructure. Pulumi embraces existing popular programming languages as a way to tap into everything that these language ecosystems offer developers – rich programming models, familiar syntax, IDE productivity, package management and versioning, componentization and reuse, testing, and so much more.

Python in particular has been one of the most popular languages used across the Pulumi platform, and the fastest growing over the last 2 years. Over the last few months, we’ve worked on a set of improvements that allow Pulumi users to take advantage of the latest and greatest tooling and features from the Python ecosystem. The key new features include:

  • More Pythonic resource APIs: A new dictionary-based API design which embraces a simple and familiar Pythonic API design along with access to great type checking and tooling building on recent enhancements to TypedDict support in the Python programming language and tools.
  • Native support for Poetry: Built-in support for working with Poetry in place of pip, making it easy to integrate Pulumi into projects and repositories leveraging the popular Poetry package management toolchain for Python.
  • Type checker integration: New ability to run your favorite Python type checkers directly within the Pulumi deployment process.

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Pulumi Command Provider 1.0 Release

Thomas Kappler Thomas Kappler
Pulumi Command Provider 1.0 Release

Today, we’re happy to announce the 1.0 release of the Pulumi Command provider. This release marks the provider’s official transition from preview status to general availability (GA). Since its first preview release in late 2021, thousands of Pulumi users incorporated the Command package into their cloud infrastructure projects to help manage local and remote command execution and filesystem operations. In fact, the Command provider is already our ninth-most popular provider, so it’s time to make things official!

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Announcing Short Lived Access Tokens in Pulumi Cloud

Meagan Cojocar Meagan Cojocar
Announcing Short Lived Access Tokens in Pulumi Cloud

We are excited to introduce a new feature that our users have been eagerly awaiting: Short-Lived Access Tokens! This enhancement allows you to set an optional expiry date on Personal Access Token, Team Access Token, and Organization Access Token, making them automatically invalid after a specified date. This feature is now available in the Pulumi Cloud console and the Pulumi Cloud REST API, providing enhanced security and control over your access tokens.

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Pulumi Release Notes: Pulumi Copilot, Pulumi ESC Versioning, Pulumi ESC SDK, Docker Provider, and more!

Arun Loganathan Arun Loganathan
Pulumi Release Notes: Pulumi Copilot, Pulumi ESC Versioning, Pulumi ESC SDK, Docker Provider, and more!

What an incredible two months at Pulumi! From the revolutionary AI-powered Pulumi Copilot to robust infrastructure lifecycle management, enhanced Pulumi ESC with versioning and SDKs, and a brand-new Docker Build provider, this release cycle is packed with high-impact features delivered at an unprecedented pace. Ready to see all the details? We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s jump right into the highlights of this action-packed release.

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New: Helm Chart v4 resource with new features and languages

Eron Wright Eron Wright
New: Helm Chart v4 resource with new features and languages

Today we’re happy to announce a new “v4” version of the Chart resource, available now in v4.13 of the Pulumi Kubernetes provider. The new kubernetes.helm.sh/v4.Chart resource is provided side-by-side with the existing kubernetes.helm.sh/v3.Chart resource. We expect to deprecate v3 in the future. When you need to install a third-party application into your Kubernetes cluster, you’re likely to find a Helm chart for that in Artifact Hub or other registry. Pulumi provides two ways to apply a Helm chart, as outlined in Choosing the Right Helm Resource For Your Use Case.

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Introducing Pulumi Copilot: Intelligent Cloud Management

Luke Hoban Luke Hoban
Introducing Pulumi Copilot: Intelligent Cloud Management

AI is transforming how users interact with every category of technology today, and cloud infrastructure is no exception. Last year we launched Pulumi AI to combine generative AI with Pulumi’s knowledge of cloud infrastructure, helping users solve complex cloud development problems using Infrastructure-as-Code. Pulumi AI has seen rapid adoption and engagement, with tens of thousands of users leveraging Pulumi AI over the last year.

Today, we’re excited to introduce Pulumi Copilot, a huge leap forward in applying AI to cloud infrastructure management. Pulumi Copilot is a new conversational chat interface integrated throughout Pulumi Cloud, enabling Pulumi Cloud users to quickly accomplish a variety of cloud infrastructure management tasks by leveraging the power of large language models plus the rich capabilities of Pulumi Cloud.

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Next-level IaC: Bridging the Declarative Gap

Troy Howard Troy Howard
Next-level IaC: Bridging the Declarative Gap

Pulumi stands out in the world of infrastructure-as-code (IaC) for its flexibility and ease of use. This is due to its unique approach of using general purpose programming languages to describe system configuration. It accomplishes this through a small but brilliant implementation detail that bridges the worlds of declarative and standard programming using asynchronous semantics.

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Secrets and Configuration for Software Engineers: Pulumi ESC Versioning, SDKs and More

Luke Hoban Luke Hoban
Secrets and Configuration for Software Engineers: Pulumi ESC Versioning, SDKs and More

Last October we launched Pulumi ESC, a new secrets and configuration management offering from Pulumi that manages and tames secrets and configuration complexity across all of your cloud applications and infrastructure. We’ve seen incredible adoption of ESC over the last 6 months, with thousands of developers now managing their secrets and configuration via ESC.

Today, we are excited to announce the most significant collection of Pulumi ESC enhancements since the initial launch, with three major new features that bring best-in-class software engineering capabilities to bear on your Secrets and Configuration management needs.

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