So, this is very cool! Browsing a TF repo in VS Code and running
infracost breakdown --terraform-parse-hcl
from a terminal inside it to get costs output in a very short time.
I was wondering what the ideas were for further VS integration? Brainstorming a bit:
• Hit F5 to run the breakdown?
• Run breakdown on save and display the results in a tab?
• Integrate with Visual Studio (as opposed to VSCode)? (Not sure how much value there is in this exactly, but I thought at first from the blogpost that's what this was.)
• Have a side panel (mockup pictured) which showed you the bottom line, updating whenever you saved or browsed the git history?
I dont know enough about infracost internals but it would be good if you didn't have to run a breakdown to get the costs and instead it just imputed the costs for each resource on declaration, get it could be a bit heavy though..
03/11/2022, 1:37 PM
Yeah that’s interesting, we could probably do something to scope it down to resources, so we can process them individually. The complication may come from any interdependent resources