Infrastructure as Code, Patterns and Practices (Manning)
Wednesday, 28 September 2022

This book explains how to automate infrastructure by applying changes in a codified manner. Using examples in Python and Terraform, Rosemary Wang shows how to create, test, and deploy infrastructure components in a way that’s easy to scale and share across an entire organization.


The book is full of flexible automation techniques that work whether you’re managing your personal projects or making live network changes across a large enterprise. A system administrator or infrastructure engineer will learn essential software development practices for managing IaC, while developers will benefit from in-depth coverage of assembling infrastructure as part of DevOps culture. While the patterns and techniques are tool agnostic, the easy-to-follow examples are in Python and Terraform.

Author: Rosemary Wang
Publisher: Manning
Date: August 2022
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-1617298295
Print: 1617298298
Kindle: B0B7SQQ8KQ
Audience: General
Level: Intermediate
Category: Systems Management


  • Optimize infrastructure for modularity and isolate dependencies
  • Test infrastructure configuration
  • Mitigate, troubleshoot, and isolate failed infrastructure changes
  • Collaborate across teams on infrastructure development
  • Update infrastructure with minimal downtime using blue-green deployments
  • Scale infrastructure systems supporting multiple business units
  • Use patterns for provisioning tools, configuration management, and image building
  • Deliver secure infrastructure configuration to production

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