Bicep is a declarative language for describing and deploying Azure resources
Bicep is open source with a strong community supporting it. All the binaries for the different supported operating systems can be downloaded from the official releases page of the Bicep open source project.
Terraform enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve infrastructure. It is an open source tool that codifies APIs into declarative configuration files that can be shared amongst team members, treated as code, edited, reviewed, and versioned.
For a long time I have been a huge fan of Terraform by Hashicorp for deploying my Azure cloud services. This is mainly due to finding ARM templates to be too verbose and cumbersome to work with - Microsoft’s response to these complaints is Bicep.
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Pulumi - Universal Infrastructure as Code. Your Cloud, Your Language, Your Way 🚀
But keep in mind, there are also other tools such as Pulumi. An IaC tool that also utilizes the benefit of the provider-based architecture, but also adds the ability to use a real programming language when creating your desired state.
Accelerating new GitHub Actions workflows
If, like me, you're using GitHub Actions for your CI/CD pipeline, there is already a Bicep action created by Microsoft Developer Advocate Justin Yoo which you can use to build you bicep file and deploy it to Azure.
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