This is the first in a series of posts team Observian will be publishing on AWS Cloudformation. As the name suggests, this is a basic introductory article on Cloudformation. A paint brush is what I would compare Cloudformation to, AWS platform is my canvas and offerings like EC2, S3, VPC, ELB etc. are my colors to paint those elegant paintings called stacks of resources. Now, what are the building blocks of Cloudformation? Well, there are 3, namely, template, stack & change set. Template is considered the user's playground and the heart of Cloudformation.