CloudFormation is a service provided by Amazon Web Services. CloudFormation gives the ability to
create provisioning templates in either JSON or YAML, which can be used to automate the
creation and provisionion AWS resources in a working environment. Additional information about
CloudFormation can be found at the following links:
designed to be easily read and written by humans. JSON is an ideal data-interchange language, and is
commonly used to pass data between systems. If you would like to learn more about JSON, check out these links:
YAML (YAML Ain't Markup Language) is a data serialization language that was designed to be human-readible.
Although its most common use is with configuration files, it can also be used for data storage and transmission.
YAML is considered a superset of JSON, and is supported by many programming languages. More information about
YAML can be found by following these links: