AWS CloudFormation gives you the power to launch an entire stack of AWS resources using a declarative template. The templates are JSON-formatted text files that define all of the necessary resources, their attributes, and the relationships between them.
Today we are introducing a new CloudFormation editor to make it even easier for you to create the templates using Visual Studio or Eclipse. You can:
- Browse the list of available AWS resources to insert into your template.
- Insert definition blocks for AWS resources that let you fill in the blanks for config.
- Create and update your CloudFormation stacks straight from your template in Visual Studio or Eclipse.
Here are some screen shots of the editor in action, first editing a template:
Second, deploying the finished template: