OpsWorks + Windows: Alternate user identity execute support

A common scenario when configuring an environment is that certain elements of the scripts may need to be executed using a specific user’s credentials. If you’ve looked at the documentation for the various means of execution within Chef you might have noticed the “user”, “domain” and “password” parameters. The “powershell_script” action is particularly useful when … Continue reading OpsWorks + Windows: Alternate user identity execute support

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