Simon Willison’s Weblog

Abusing Terraform to Upload Static Websites to S3 (via) I found this really interesting. Terraform is infrastructure as code software which mostly handles creating and updating infrastructure resources, so it’s a poor fit for uploading files to S3 and setting the correct Content-Type headers for them. But... in figuring out how to do that, this article taught me a ton about how Terraform works. I wonder if that’s a useful general pattern? Get a tool to do something that it’s poorly designed to handle and see how much you learn about that tool along the way.