This made me sad, and then I was happy again because WE CAN SPIN UP FULL WORKING CLUSTERS with a very small bash script that runs terraform, so we can test anything.
If you consider functional tests good enough. Which, well, yes, nothing will save us from having to write tests.
The other piece of advice our colleague gave us was to do the first parts of the work on Windows, because VS is better on Windows. So Chris sacrificed his afternoon to making his Mac dual-boot.
You can read his timeline over at @isntitvacant to see how that went.
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