AWS Lambda is great, but I had many difficulties finding a way to connect into my RDS SQL Server instance. I started with Python and ODBC (both pyodbc and pypyodbc), but ran into so many issues with missing libraries (LD_LIBRARY_PATH of death). I turned to Java, but I think SQL Server and Java are a […]

AWS CORS allows your users to upload files directly to an AWS bucket securely. There are many benefits to storing files on S3 rather than on your local web server storage, such as life-cycle management, cost and allowing horizontal scaling. If you already upload users files to S3 then CORS removes the need for your […]

For my extracurricular business I have a test server that I can deploy any changes I make to it and test them in the most production like environment I can muster. As it is hosted on AWS, I can easily create & destroy it so I only pay for when it is being used, not […]

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