How to pick an infrastructure as code language

You can use several languages today to define cloud infrastructure as code. Sometimes, you have a range of languages to choose from, even for a single tool.

So what language is the right choice? My intention with this article is to give you some guidance on how to pick the right language for you.

Take a cue to supercharge your configurations

Do you have a love/hate relationship with YAML or JSON for configurations?

Are your configurations getting messed up because of simple typos, or problems with white space, or confusion between strings and numbers?

Do you try to manage some templating solution on top of YAML?

Is it hard to manage complex overrides across multiple configuration files?

If any of these questions resonate with you, then this article may interest you!