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Learning AWS - Second Edition by Amit Shah, Aurobindo Sarkar

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Creating CloudFormation templates

AWS CloudFormation provides sample templates that you can use as a starting point for defining your specific requirements. You will need to create one or more templates to translate your design into stacks. For example, if you have designed a services-oriented application then your application contains units of functionality and contracts that define its interfaces. You might also have dependencies between your services. Hence, your stacks will need to reflect these services' characteristics in terms of parameters, output, and so on.

Creating CloudFormation templates is very similar to software development practices. For example, you will need to develop and conduct code reviews, maintain repositories and ...

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