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Why we use Terraform and not Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, or CloudFormation

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    How to allow dynamic Terraform Provider Configuration about about 1 month ago

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    Using Swagger UI in AWS' serverless stack about 4 days ago:

    NB The code examples use NodeJS and Cloudformation as those are the tools we currently use at Coolblue. This trick is not very complex, so it should be easily translated to other languages.