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Joel Clemence

Looks interesting similar to Troposphere (a python library for creating cf stacks) which until you create a lot of cloudformation templates you realise that it is easier to read and write native cloudformation templates (more of a gripe with troposphere). This does look like it improves on troposphere by using classes which is nicer. And allows you to harness the power of a programming language to construct complicated templates (for example a template with several of the same resources but slightly different). Thanks for sharing.

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CloudFormation Modules also uses NPM for distributing pre-defined templates, but sticks to YAML/JSON.

I don't know what is the better approach.

CDK is easier for JS developers to use, cfn-modules are easier for CF developers to use.