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Pulumi lets you set up cloud infrastructure with JavaScript

September 10, 2019 / Danny Bradbury

Cloud management software company Pulumi has just released a product that lets developers use regular programming languages, including JavaScript, to define cloud-based infrastructure.
The Seattle-based company, founded by former Microsoft EVP Eric Rudder, officially launched version 1.0 of its Pulumi product late last week. It’s an infrastructure as code tool that lets developers set up their cloud goodies in TypeScript, JavaScript, Python, or Go.The company uses programming languages rather than markup languages like YAML or JIML to define infrastructure in cloud environments because it supports control flow. That means developers can define and manipulate infrastructure elements differently based on a variety of outcomes. They can abstract commonly used infrastructure definitions into classes or functions, and they can publish their definitions as packages for easy sharing. They can also apply standard testing tools and code reviews, CEO Joe Duffy explained. The system ...