Accessing SQL Server in AWS Lambda – Part 2

Accessing SQL Server in AWS Lambda – Part 2

This is Part 2 in a series describing how to get Microsoft SQL Server and AWS Lambda playing nicely together. You can find Part 1 here. If you already know how to use java SQL to connect to a database, you can skip these steps and move onto Part 3. Otherwise if you work better just looking at a sample, […]

Accessing SQL Server in AWS Lambda – Part 1

Accessing SQL Server in AWS Lambda – Part 1

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 bit like oil and water, […]

Paris Day One – The one with the mouse

Paris Day One – The one with the mouse

It was a super early start to our day as we needed to be at the Disneyland pickup on time otherwise we would have no idea how to get their and back on our own. We headed downstairs to get our first free breakfast at our awesome French hotel. It was pretty impressive, especially for a European breakfast, which from […]

London Day Fourteen – The one on the train

No matter how long you leave yourself to get ready, I always feel rushed when you need to checkout from a hotel. Maybe it is the finality, once you leave that room – your home for two weeks, you will never ever return to that exact spot. We were running late and also hadn’t factored in the extra time everything […]

London Day Twelve – The one in the dark

London Day Twelve – The one in the dark

On the 12th day of London my true love and I decided to go back to South Kensington. We wanted to visit the Science Museum after enjoying the Natural History Museum so much. We also needed to buy some gifts at Harrods which is only down the road. We skipped breakfast as we knew we wanted to have an empty […]

London Day Eleven – The one at the market

London Day Eleven – The one at the market

It was a sunny winters day and our first destination was the London Dungeon. Wearing our more causal clothes, we walked through Trafalgar Square into the Arches and across a bridge over the Thames. We found ourself at Southbank amongst local music around the Eye. T-Rex and I enter the building and were greeted by performers dressed as 19th century […]

London Day Ten – The one as a Mormon

London Day Ten – The one as a Mormon

It was another late start on Wednesday and we didn’t find ourselves leaving the hotel until lunchtime. We decided to travel on foot to Oxford Street with a detour through the trendy suburb of Soho. We found so many affordable and cool caf├Ęs so close to where we were staying. However as we were combining brekky and lunch, we were […]

London Day Nine – The one with the circus

London Day Nine – The one with the circus

After needing a mammoth sleep from our twelve hour bus tour, we nibbled on some food left over from our many Tesco trips as we were too tired to get breakfast. We decided to try and get back to South Kensington as we wanted to explore the museums that we only got to go pass on the double decker tour […]

London Day Eight – The one with a bath

London Day Eight – The one with a bath

We had our earliest start, needing to be fed, dressed and arrived at the tour meeting point by 8am! It was a bit of a struggle and had to skip breakfast to makeup the time, luckily for us the meeting was the same place as the Harry Potter tour a few days earlier. However, ten minutes after the pickup time, […]