The History of Terraform Providers

I was fortunate enough to be able to give a lightning talk on the history of Terraform provider development, a subject I find endlessly fascinating, with my coworker Katy Moe at HashiConf Digital 2020. It was an interesting experience doing a lightning talk with someone on a different continent over a Zoom call, but Katy was an amazing co-presenter and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

We discussed the major inflection points in the history of the six year old framework that powers Terraform provider development, and drew attention to how new some features were and how many abstractions predated the features they now surface to the user.

A recording of the session is embedded below.