If you haven’t had a chance to do it yet - have a look at my Introduction to Terraform article, where you will learn how to set up the Google Cloud project and configure Terraform on your local machine to be able to play with some resources.
Terraform is an open-source Infrastructure as Code tool created by HashiCorp. It allows users to manage various types of IT resources (especially cloud ones) using a declarative language known as HashiCorp Configuration Language. From this article, you will learn how to manage project state and structure to simplify teamwork.
IaC is a key attribute of enabling best practices in DevOps. Developers can be more involved in defining configuration because they can do it the way they are most proficient in - by writing code. Ops teams get involved in the earliest phases of the development process. Tools like Terraform bring visibility to state and configuration, simplify automation by making processes more efficient and less error-prone. In this article, we will learn what Terraform is, how to configure it, how to provide cloud resources with one of the cloud providers.