Thank you for purchasing the MEAP edition of Pulumi in Action. I’m excited to be able to share it with you early, and I appreciate your choice to come along on the journey with me. Buying a book before it’s actually written certainly qualifies an act of faith, so I’ll do my best to make it worth your time and investment.
As a frequent reader of MEAP titles myself, I know you’re eager to get going, so let’s jump right in and have a look at what’s in store.
In this book, you’ll learn Pulumi from the ground up by writing several practical applications in TypeScript and deploying them with Amazon Web Services. In keeping with the tradition of Manning’s In Action series, you’ll start simple at first, getting acquainted with Pulumi’s features and developing a good mental model of how Pulumi works and how to use it effectively. In parts two and three, you’ll apply that knowledge in some real-world scenarios, and by the end of the book, you’ll be comfortable using Pulumi to manage your own cloud projects. Along the way, you’ll build static websites and serverless web applications, containers and microservices, relational databases and key-value stores, custom components, CI/CD workflows, and more. It’s going to be fun.