Using make and autoconf with Terraform — Part 1

Let’s dispense with the debate over whether make or autoconf are appropriate tools in the 21st century and assume that they aren’t going to die anytime soon. Let’s also assume that maybe, just maybe they can be useful?

Cool. Now that we’ve gotten past that hurdle, we can look at one of the uses I have found for these tools — automating infrastructure builds with Terraform. I’ll assume that anyone reading this article is familiar with Terraform and the general pattern of…