Terraform 進入 1.0 版

HashiCorp 的東西都還蠻有品質的 (相較於其他的類似方案),其中有一個觀察到的特性是,如果他門把版本維持在 0.x,代表他們自己對軟體的品質與成熟度都不算滿意。

Terraform 算是他們家對於基礎建設資源管理所提出的方案 (尤其是雲端時代的資源),不過之前最頭痛的,每次升級就會發現有些基本的概念會被改掉,所以不是改改關鍵字就可以解決。

這次 Terraform 推出 1.0 版,代表了他們認為產品有一定的成熟度:「Announcing HashiCorp Terraform 1.0 General Availability」,另外在 GitHub 上面的「Release v1.0.0 · hashicorp/terraform」也可以看到:

Terraform v1.0 is an unusual release in that its primary focus is on stability, and it represents the culmination of several years of work in previous major releases to make sure that the Terraform language and internal architecture will be a suitable foundation for forthcoming additions that will remain backward compatible.

另外也可以從他們對相容性的宣示「Terraform v1.0 Compatibility Promises」看出來他們覺得架構上成熟了:

For all future minor releases with major version 1, we intend to preserve backward compatibility as described in detail in the Terraform v1.0 Compatibility Promises. The later Terraform v1.1.0 will, therefore, be the first minor release with new features that we will implement with consideration of those promises.

總算是開始進入會考慮 backward compatibility 的週期了...

各種對 AWS Managemenet Console 的抱怨...

Hacker News Daily 上看到 Reddit 上面有一篇對 AWS Management Console 的抱怨文,差不多是兩個月前開始累積的:「I am stupefied every day by the awfulness of the AWS web console」。

AWS 的主力開發因為是以 API 為主,而 AWS Management Console 能做的事情一直都少蠻多的 (看起來是一個團隊在開發,然後呼叫 API),而且的確是常常中 bug,所以會有這樣的抱怨其實不太意外...


[–]canadian_sysadmin 24 points 2 months ago
I see you've never used Azure...

[–]myron-semack 18 points 2 months ago
AWS’s console sucks because they don’t give a damn about UI. They are API-first.

Azure’s console sucks because they tried to make it nice but failed.

[–]ryantiger658 5 points 2 months ago
I was scrolling looking for this comment. Azures interface has made me appreciate AWS even more.

Azure 被偷戳了好幾下 XDDD 然後 GCP 也被偷戳了:

[–]edgan 1 point 2 months ago
It could br better, but it is far better than than Azure and GCP. Azure's old one was better than their new beta interface last I saw it. GCP has some interesting ideas, but the side bar centric design doesn't function well. It also tries to do too much, and is too JavaScript-y happy.

通常用 AWS 自己的 CloudFormation 或是第三方的 Terraform 管理還是比較常見的方式 (基於 Infrastructure as code 的概念),而 AWS Managemenet Console 當作是輔助,因為目前的雲端服務在設計上的確是希望你多用 API...

1Password 使用 Terraform 的案例...

看到「Terraforming 1Password」這篇以及這則 Tweet,講 1Password 導入 Terraform 將會中斷服務幾個小時:

這根本是負面宣傳 XDDD

無論是對 1Password 的技術能力,或是 Terraform 的彈性來說...