Posted On: Dec 21, 2012

We're excited to introduce the AWS CloudFormation editor to simplify the authoring of CloudFormation templates. AWS CloudFormation allows you to easily create and update a collection of AWS resources through templates. The CloudFormation editor understands the template format and provides intelligent assistance as you're editing. You can use code completion with inline descriptions to quickly find and insert definition blocks for different AWS resources. Then you simply configure your specific details into the placeholders. The editor will also validate your template as you make changes to identify any problems in the file. Once you define your templates, you can use them to create and update your stack of AWS resources right from within Visual Studio and Eclipse.

To try out the AWS CloudFormation Template Editor, you can use either the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio or the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse.