Dan's Musings

Friends Don't Let Friends Template Code

I am a DevOps Engineer. I use (or have used) a lot of tools that template code and then run it:

  • Helm Charts: These template YAML
  • SaltStack: Templates YAML, then loads it
  • Ansible: Loads YAML, then templates it (this is better)

The list goes on.

I hate this. I hate templated code.

The problem is that