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#getting-started
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# getting-started
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careful-rocket-78194

02/20/2024, 3:42 PM
Hi everyone, I just joined pulumi. i believe IAC is a good engineering practice/pattern. Is there a way i can play with pulumi in my local environment without having to worry about incurring costs on AWS/Azure/GCP Clouds? I have a Mac with DockerDesktop.
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little-cartoon-10569

02/20/2024, 7:49 PM
You can use one of their free tiers. But Pulumi doesn't give you free access to 3rd party services like AWS. You can learn how to use the library by using plugins for local features only. There are plenty: random, docker, tls, and more.
They won't show you the power of Pulumi, but they'll help you get used to the code style.
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careful-rocket-78194

02/20/2024, 8:32 PM
what if I use something like: 1. LocalStack 2. kind
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little-cartoon-10569

02/20/2024, 8:35 PM
That'd work if it works with AWS / aws-cli. Pulumi isn't really a deciding factor.