We designed this shell as the last layer of abstraction. It stitches all the tools together like
terraform. As time progresses, there will undoubtedly be even more that come into play. For this reason, we chose to use a combination of
make which together are ideally suited to combine the strengths of all these wonderful tools into one powerful shell, without raising the barrier to entry too high.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://docs.cloudposse.com/geodesic/design/