As you start using AWS CloudFormation for bigger projects, your templates and stacks get larger. Therefore, managing them gets more difficult day by day. Then, at some point, you realize that you need a way to divide your templates into smaller ones to manage them more efficiently.
AWS CloudFormation provides two methods for this, cross-stack references and nested stacks. As you may guess, each technique has different use cases and strengths. Hence, in this post, let’s discuss some of the differences between cross-stack references and nested stacks. Read more at Nested Stacks or Cross-stack References? Which to Organize Your AWS CloudFormation Stacks? post.