Using CloudFormation Nested Change Sets

Every year, just in time for re:invent, AWS announces a plethora of upgrades to the services in the AWS ecosphere. This year is no different, even though re:invent will be completely virtual.

For anyone using CloudFormation and nested stacks, one of the major frustrations has been the inability to see what changes are being applied to the nested stacks when doing a stack update. In case you missed it, on November 18, 2020, AWS released a change to CloudFormation allowing users to see the changesets being applied to the nested stacks.