Resource Oriented Documentation

Luke Hoban Luke Hoban
Resource Oriented Documentation

Documentation in any product is super important, and an area where folks have shared a lot of feedback! We’ve heard you, and this week we took a major step in rolling out a brand new approach to resource documentation. We hope you like it as much as we do.

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Life of a Pulumi Intern

Tasia Halim Tasia Halim
Life of a Pulumi Intern

👋I’m Tasia, a Computer Science student at the University of Washington and Pulumi’s very first intern. Read on to learn about some of my thoughts and experiences from these past few months! Why Pulumi? I’ve interned at a few different companies before, but for my last internship, there were several things I was looking for: A start-up. All the companies I worked at previously had at least a couple thousand people, and I wanted to see first-hand the difference in both engineering and culture between larger, more established companies and smaller, newer ones.

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Refactoring Pulumi Code with `aliases`

Ringo De Smet Ringo De Smet
Refactoring Pulumi Code with `aliases`

Guest Article: Ringo De Smet, Founder of Cumundi, standardizes on Pulumi for writing infrastructure as reusable code libraries for his customers. Pulumi enables him to rapidly iterate through the build-test-release cycle of these building blocks.

Cumundi helps companies adopt cloud infrastructure in a more integral way. It has found that 75% of companies’ needs are covered by ‘vanilla’ infrastructure patterns. However, due to a shortage of people and time, there has been limited investment to take full advantage of cloud-native configurations - which can lead to inefficiency, poor performance, and higher costs.

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Unit Testing Infrastructure

Sophia Parafina Sophia Parafina
Unit Testing Infrastructure

We’re pleased to announce that unit testing with Node.js, Python, .NET, and Go is supported in recent releases. You can test resources before deploying your infrastructure using familiar tools and test frameworks. Check your resource configuration and responses without the wait of deploying them and speed up infrastructure development and production deployments.

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Architecture as Code

Sophia Parafina Sophia Parafina
Architecture as Code

Abstraction is key to building resilient systems because it encapsulates behavior and decouples code, letting each component perform its function independently. The same principles apply to infrastructure, where we want to declare behavior or state and not implementation details. As an industry, we’ve moved away from monolithic applications to distributed systems such as serverless, microservices, Kubernetes, and virtual machine deployments. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the characteristics of these architectures and how Pulumi can abstract the components that comprise these systems.

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Pulumi’s Coronavirus Plan

Joe Duffy Joe Duffy

Together, we’re facing an unprecedented situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. In this note, I’d like to tell you about the steps we’ve taken to ensure the health of our employees, community, and to ensure business continuity throughout.

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Managing AWS Credentials on CI/CD

Chris Smith Chris Smith Sophia Parafina Sophia Parafina
Managing AWS Credentials on CI/CD

Continuous delivery requires providing highly sensitive credentials to your deployment pipeline. Understanding the risks, mitigations, and best practices for handling those credentials can be difficult. In this guide, we describe the best practices for providing AWS credentials to a CI/CD system and to securely automate updating your cloud infrastructure using Pulumi.

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