… kind of.
Declarative has its advantages which are hyped all over the internet so I’ll skip that part. The painful downside of declarative approach is often the expressivity. Sample proofs:
- People generate CloudFormation files.
- Size of the Puppet standard library, which I mentioned under “Limited DSL limitations” in my older post “Please don’t use Puppet“.
- Terraform is enhancing the DSL (HCL)
Happy coding, everyone!