ANTLR for Go and Getting Started with TerraForm

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10111 Richmond Ave · Houston, TX

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Once you enter the building, the meeting rooms are just to the left of the welcome desk. Note that the doors are locked at this time, but the security guard will buzz you right in. If by chance they are not there, they will return shortly.

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6:00 - 6:30 Socialize and food
6:30 - 7:00 ANTLR for Go
7:00 - 7:30 Getting Started with TerraForm
7:30 - 8:00 Open discussion

ANTLR is a parser-generator (akin to yacc and bison). Given a description of a grammar, it will output Go code that can process that grammar. Parser-generators are critical for building compilers, but their usefulness isn't limited to just designing new programming languages. ANTLR can also be used to quickly create code to process files, respond to protocol requests, understand interactive DSLs, and more. It takes much of the grunt-work out of writing filetype converters, web servers, and REPLs.

TerraForm is a tool that allows you to describe your infrastructure as code. I will review TerraForm, lessons learned, and gotchas. Come learn how you can reliably plan, create, and modify your infrastructure across multiple environments.