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Making Terraform Provider Development More Accessible

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Since the first provider was released in 2014, over 1,900 HashiCorp Terraform providers have been written. Terraform providers enable everything from standing up critical infrastructure to ordering a pizza, and all of this is written on top of the framework we defined six years ago.

Terraform has changed a lot in the last six years, however. Not only has our ecosystem grown vastly more extensive and diverse, but our understanding of Terraform has evolved and been refined over time, too. We understand the problem space a lot more than we did six years ago, and our understanding of the constraints and boundaries of provider development has evolved. Terraform 0.12 is probably the most visible effect of this shift, formalizing and codifying many of the blurry edges that long existed in our framework, and exposing new possibilities and integration points for developers...

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