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Mostly because getting from an unknown state to a desired state is not a build step, at build you start from a known state, which is nil or blank, and create something. But what you're missing, I think, is that with configuration as code you build the desired state once and deploy the resulting artifact multiple times. For a Chef Cookbook as example, you ...


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Running your config.yml through yamllint, produced the following: 1:1 warning missing document start "---" (document-start) 13:3 error duplication of key "build" in mapping (key-duplicates) 25:19 error syntax error: mapping values are not allowed here When I add colons to the entry on lines 25 and 28: workflows: version: 2 ...


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The closest thing to an official source for best practice configuration management is ITIL, but it is important to remember (most don't) that ITIL is a toolbox of ideas and techniques, it is supposed to be adapted to the unique requirements of each site, not applied verbatim.


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