Entity Framework + LocalDB Connection String Changes

Apparently there was a change in how you connect to SQL Server LocalDb after version v11. I ran into this when I used some old code still configured for version 11. I received this error: “A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was … Continue reading Entity Framework + LocalDB Connection String Changes

Git + OpsWorks: Getting Organized

In OpsWorks, each "Layer" can be linked to its own repository. You can also specify a branch of your choosing. The terminology mapping between AWS, Git and Application Architecture can sometimes be a bit confusing and can lead to mal-configured OpsWorks stacks which can subsequently lead to OpsWorks being used inappropriately due to perceived technical … Continue reading Git + OpsWorks: Getting Organized

AWS Developer Associate Cert Prep Series Recap

Here is an index of all the parts of the ten part series of self-recorded labs targeting preparation for the AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification. Identity & Access Management (IAM) Introduction to Lambda Introduction to API Gateway Programming AWS STS with .NET Elastic Beanstalk Serverless Architectures with DynamoDB and Kinesis Serverless Architectures with CloudWatch and … Continue reading AWS Developer Associate Cert Prep Series Recap

AWS Developer Cert Prep Part 10: Launching and Managing a Web App with CloudFormation

This is the next lab in the series where we take a look at launching and managing a web application using AWS CloudFormation. I recorded this lab so that others might experience it in a more passive way if they so chose. This video is a straight shot with no editing whatsoever so you'll get … Continue reading AWS Developer Cert Prep Part 10: Launching and Managing a Web App with CloudFormation

AWS Developer Cert Prep Part 7: Serverless Architectures using CloudWatch and Lambda

This is the next lab in the series where we take a cursory look at using CloudWatch with Lambda. I recorded this lab so that others might experience it in a more passive way if they so chose. This video is a straight shot with no editing whatsoever so you'll get all my hims and … Continue reading AWS Developer Cert Prep Part 7: Serverless Architectures using CloudWatch and Lambda

AWS Developer Cert Prep Part 6: Serverless Architectures with DynamoDB & Kinesis

This is the next lab in the series where we take a cursory look at using DynamoDB and Kinesis with Lambda. I recorded this lab so that others might experience it in a more passive way if they so chose. This video is a straight shot with no editing whatsoever so you'll get all my … Continue reading AWS Developer Cert Prep Part 6: Serverless Architectures with DynamoDB & Kinesis