attr_json VS magic-modules

Compare attr_json vs magic-modules and see what are their differences.


Serialized json-hash-backed ActiveRecord attributes, super smooth (by jrochkind)


Generate Google Cloud Platform support for Terraform, Ansible, InSpec (by GoogleCloudPlatform)
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attr_json magic-modules
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MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of magic-modules. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-11.
  • Terraform Plugin Framework Development: How to implement nested attributes?
    5 projects | | 11 Apr 2022
    In the case of the Google Cloud Platform provider, folks at Google built magic modules with the explicit goal of being able to generate schemas and behaviors for a Terraform provider and for other systems with similar needs. Since the vendor was explicitly aiming to support Terraform, this was the most ideal case where the schema could be designed to contain all of the information needed to generate a functional, usable provider.
  • How to contribute/update to a Terraform provider?
    1 project | | 11 Oct 2021
    I think the "Developing the provider" instructions in this provider's repository are rather stale, because they still talk about GOPATH even though that's been obsolete for several Go versions now. Note also that much of the code in that repository is auto-generated from an upstream repository googleCloudPlatform/magic-modules, and so for some changes it may be better to contribute there once you've tested the modifications more directly inside the provider repository.
  • Terraform 1.0 Release
    33 projects | | 8 Jun 2021
    For GCP, both ansible modules and terraform modules are actually generated from, so their "production readiness" are the same.

    I understand that mitchellh himself personally created a bunch of cloud modules for terraform at the beginning, and those were likely of higher quality than whatever created by some internal developers assigned by Google/Microsoft, and might be slightly better than the AWS modules maintained by community.

    Anyway, when it comes to ansible versus terraform, we shall move the discourse to states management instead. With ansible, you don't have to deal with states, but will need to clean up the cloud resources separately. With terraform, you can use the tool to clean up the cloud resources easily, but then you also have the headache of managing states. Plus, whenever you change something, there is always the nagging feeling that it will do a destroy/recreate instead of an in-place update.

  • Pulumi 3.0
    5 projects | | 20 Apr 2021
    The Terraform provider for Google Cloud uses partial autogeneration, here is the repo that does the autogeneration for multiple automation tools:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing attr_json and magic-modules you can also consider the following projects:

jsonb_accessor - Adds typed jsonb backed fields to your ActiveRecord models.

tf2pulumi - A tool to convert Terraform projects to Pulumi TypeScript programs

terraform-ls - Terraform Language Server

desktop-ansible - Ansible Playbooks to install Arch on my PC from scratch

pulumi-provider-boilerplate - Boilerplate showing how to create a native Pulumi provider

terragrunt - Terragrunt is a thin wrapper for Terraform that provides extra tools for working with multiple Terraform modules.

kubernetes-cluster-setup-using-terraform-and-k3s-on-digitalocean - Demonstration of how you can use set up your Kubernetes cluster on DigitalOcean using Terraform + k3s + Ansible

superstore - ActiveModel for JSONB documents

terraform-lsp - Language Server Protocol for Terraform

terraform-provider-spacelift - Terraform provider to interact with Spacelift

aws-cloudformation-resource-providers-rds - The CloudFormation Resource Provider Package For Amazon Relational Database Service