How do I test changes I've made? For example, I want to run paco to test changes I make to a file in cftemplates.
You need to connect to an AWS account you can use as a sandbox. You can run "paco validate" to test changes without making resources. I have a sandbox netenv that I work from where I put in different configurations and then try to validate/provision/delete them.
The "setting up a Paco dev env" notes are a bit thin right now though. Also, I want to improve the test suite so that it can feed a mock model object to a CFTemplate and then you can compare what is output vs what you expect.
Paco 6.0 is out today. This release includes a major clean-up/refactoring of StackGroups/Stacks and StackTemplates. It simplifies how templates are created and set-up. I've doubled back on the internals docs and expanded them to explain the new structure of these classes. waterbear-cloud/paco@b98bc1a