The Serverless Framework (SLS) (https://serverless.com/framework/docs) is my tool of choice for deploying cloud resources, regardless of whether or not I am deploying serverless resources, such as functions. SLS is essentially an abstraction layer on top of infrastructure as code tools, such as AWS CloudFormation, with extensibility features such as plugins and dynamic variables. We will use SLS in all of our recipes. Each recipe starts by using the SLS feature to create a new project by cloning a template. You will ultimately want to create your own templates for jump-starting your own projects.
This first project is as bare bones as we can get. It essentially creates an empty CloudFormation stack. In the serverless.yml