Perhaps nothing is more frustrating to us as web professionals than developing than an awesome application that provides immediate benefits to our audiences and then waiting a year or more to make it available in production as we write documentation and work with the auditors on review and testing to ensure it is secure and obtain certification at enormous, additional and unbudgeted cost. What if we could simplify and accelerate compliance by automatically producing the documentation and verifying security as we develop the application with minimal additional effort or funds? This is possible through the concept of “infrastructure as code” especially when combined with the flexibility of cloud computing. This session will examine the idea of infrastructure as code and its practical application using applications built on Drupal and WordPress and tools together with infrastructure as code tools including Docker, Kubernetes, and Terraform and cloud computing systems including AWS and Azure.
Three Key Takeaways