Readers will learn by example how to use Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Integration Services (SSIS) as they design and implement extract, transform, and load (ETL) solutions to support a business application that integrates with a data warehouse and an online Web store across a heterogeneous system. This volume describes proven methods to support common ETL needs, such as databases communicating directly with each other, using files to exchange data, or performing database operations using Web services.
´´I´ve been single for my entire life. Not one boyfriend. Not one short-term dating situation. Not one person with whom I regularly hung out and kissed on the face.´´ So begins Katie Heaney´s memoir of her years spent looking for love, but never quite finding it. By age 25, equipped with a college degree, a load of friends, and a happy family life, she still has never had a boyfriend...and she´s barely even been on a second date. Throughout this laugh-out-loud funny book, you will meet Katie´s loyal group of girlfriends, including flirtatious and outgoing Rylee, the wild child to Katie´s shrinking violet, as well as a whole roster of Katie´s ill-fated crushes. And you will get to know Katie herself -- a smart, modern heroine relaying truths about everything from the subtleties of a Facebook message exchange to the fact that ´´Everybody who works in a coffee shop is at least a little bit hot.´´ Funny, relatable, and inspiring, this is a memoir for anyone who has ever struggled to find love, but has also had a lot of fun in the process.
DESCRIPTION: On his way back from the States, Captain Ronald Goodwin welcomes Lance Corporal Roderick Stevens into his alternative program with the US Marine Corp to help soldiers “over come” their fleshly lust by having the Lance Corporal take it like a Marine! EXCERPT: “Stop running from it, maggot! Take this dick;” barked the Master Gunnery Sergeant, holding tight to the ankles of the nineteen year old in the wheelbarrow position, face down on the cot. The Master Gunnery Sergeant was pummeling his tender hole this way, getting a good squeal out of him with every plunge. Alternating between thrusting as hard as he could with his long stodgy dick to putting his hands behind his head and letting the young soldier bounce off of his crotch with his pinched cheeks. “That’s it. Rub those nuts. Make me feel real good in front of these fine men. Show all these Marines how you can be of service. Your fellow countrymen count on this great ass and throat.” The Master Gunnery Sergeant said for the benefit of the fifty-two naked soldiers standing around possibly waiting their turn. Captain Goodwin had spent the better part of three months keeping the best kept secret Lance Corporal Stevens under wraps between him and his most trusted commands. He was reluctant to share such a wonderful gift with the rest of his operations after training him so well to the pleasures of men. His student was a natural, and he had to accept that he awaken an insatiable beast inside of the boy that went far beyond the limited scope of him and his handful of men. Lance Corporal Stevens started out crying like a little maggot, crying that his commanding officer had forced himself onto him. He wasn’t a fag. He had a girlfriend somewhere expecting his first child in a few weeks. Captain Goodwin comforted the young man like he comforted other young men before him, telling him that the way he chose to use the young man had nothing to do with him being gay or not. He was just the most viable option to service his men in the tightest of spots. These words brought very little comfort to the ears of the Lance Corporal, just a great amount of soreness throughout his frame, even things that should have never hurt to begin with after the fact. The tide soon changed. Lance Corporal Stevens began to resent the way his body had turned on him. He hated that he got hard thinking about something long and hard teasing outer lips of his butthole or that his mouth knew well what to do when a cock stood at attention before his lips. He hated that his body thirst for every glob of gunk that spewed out of it and did whatever it took to get it out, and the sheer number ceased to matter. “You’re getting this load, Stevens. Open up! Open that ass up.” Master Gunnery Sergeant howled, pumping a few times more. He surprised his audience by not unloading into the kid, but rather spinning him on his dick where he laid flat on his back. Master Gunnery Sergeant made sure that the bed was rocking again pinning the kid behind his knees over to his side, spreading him wide enough to let every man know that he was greater than his given rank. “Thought we were done, maggot? You’re getting this load…just not this second!”
Terraform has emerged as a key player in the DevOps world for defining, launching, and managing infrastructure as code (IAC) across a variety of cloud and virtualization platforms, including AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure. This hands-on book is the fastest way to get up and running with Terraform.Gruntwork co-founder Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman walks you through dozens of code examples that demonstrate how to use Terraform´s simple, declarative programming language to deploy and manage infrastructure with just a few commands. Whether you´re a novice developer, aspiring DevOps engineer, or veteran sysadmin, this book will take you from Terraform basics to running a full tech stack capable of supporting a massive amount of traffic and a large team of developers.Compare Terraform to other IAC tools, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and Salt StackUse Terraform to deploy server clusters, load balancers, and databasesLearn how Terraform manages the state of your infrastructure and how it impacts file layout, isolation, and lockingCreate reusable infrastructure with Terraform modulesTry out advanced Terraform syntax to implement loops, if-statements, and zero-downtime deploymentUse Terraform as a team, including best practices for writing, testing, and versioning Terraform code
Imagine a world where the Beeching report was not delivered on time and was rejected by the incoming Labour government, and the concept of the Social Railway was delivered years earlier. There were some closures – although lines more often went into a mothball state – and there were still a lot of station closures, especially on main lines. Not even the Social Railway would cover the smallest villages, and many urban areas had stations closed due to very low usage and adequate alternatives. The retreat of small-wagonload freight continued at the same pace, and the move to Freightliner, Red Star Parcels and bulk-load still occurred. However, these actions would clearly have a number of consequences for British Railways. There would have been no extra money available for the railways, which would need to keep open the lines that would have been shut. The concept of the Basic Station and the Pay Train came in very early, mainly to save staffing costs, but even these changes failed to defray all the costs of the Social Railway. As a result, there was little money for new rolling stock and even less for improvements to the railway. Fifty years on from Beeching, our narrator sets out out with an All Line Rover ticket to travel this world. The world of the Slow Train.
Tera is a woman who has lost everything or at least it feels that way. She goes to Ireland to try and get over her lost love, who recently passed from a long bout with cancer. She meets an Irish stranger on the plane, they strike up a conversation and talk the whole way. She tells him things she´s never told anyone else and a bond is formed. Sheamus is so laid back and easy to talk to that before long she finds herself giving him her itinerary. He tells her that he can show her the real Ireland and to ditch her plans and go with him. She wonders how safe it would be and if she should. By the time they land she´s made up her mind and they load her bags into his Jeep and start off. He´s true to his word and shows her things she´d never be able to see on her own. However, he has an ulterior motive. She is everything he has ever wanted in a woman and he will stop at nothing to win her love, but first he has to help her get over the death of her husband and the guilt she´s carrying around. Will he make her fall in love with him or will she come back to the states alone?
Ben Aaronovitch has stormed the bestseller list with his superb London crime series. A unique blend of police procedural, loving detail about the greatest character of all, London, and a dash of the supernatural. A mutilated body in Crawley. Another killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil - an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man? Or just a common garden serial killer? Before PC Peter Grant can get his head round the case, a town planner going under a tube train and a stolen grimoire are adding to his case-load. So far so London. But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle, on an housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans and inhabited by the truly desperate. Is there a connection? And if there is, why oh why did it have to be South of the River? Full of warmth, sly humour and a rich cornucopia of things you never knew about London, Aaronovitch´s series has swiftly added Grant´s magical London to Rebus´ Edinburgh and Morse´s Oxford as a destination of choice for those who love their crime with something a little extra.
From the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt comes the sequel to The Perfect Score, about a lovable group of students at Lake View Middle School and the rewards and challenges of seventh grade. These students are in for a year of secrets, discoveries, and kid power! GAVIN finally joins the football team--a dream come true!--but Coach Holmes refuses to play him for reasons that also threaten to tear Gavin´s family apart. When RANDI attends an elite gymnastics camp, she uncovers a startling family connection. SCOTT starts researching an article for the school newspaper and stumbles right into a hornet´s nest of lies. With his loser older brother, Brian, out of the house, TREVOR´s life is loads better--until he realizes that only he can save Brian from getting into deep trouble. NATALIE´s top goals: (1) find out why Mrs. Woods and Mrs. Magenta no longer speak to each other--a mission shared by all the kids--and (2) teach a certain someone an important life skill without anyone knowing. It´s tough keeping secrets. And tougher still to deal with the fallout when secrets spill out.
They think that it´s a game. They think that everything is going to be okay. But I know the truth: we have all lost our freedom long before we ever stepped foot in the House of York. All but one of us will lose our lives. Kidnapped and imprisoned, I will do anything to escape. But the only way out is to win the heart of the dark, demanding and powerful man. I take a deep breath. It´s my turn to be shown. Can I win? Or will I lose my life along with my freedom? Praise for Charlotte Byrd ´´Decadent, delicious, & dangerously addictive!´´ - Amazon Review ★★★★★ ´´Titillation so masterfully woven, no reader can resist its pull. A MUST-BUY!´´ - Bobbi Koe, Amazon Review ★★★★★ ´´Captivating!´´ - Crystal Jones, Amazon Review ★★★★★ ´´Exciting, intense, sensual´´ - Rock, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ ´´Sexy, secretive, pulsating chemistry…´´ - Mrs. K, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ ´´Charlotte Byrd is a brilliant writer. I´ve read loads and I´ve laughed and cried. She writes a balanced book with brilliant characters. Well done!´´ -Amazon Review ★★★★★ ´´Fast-paced, dark, addictive, and compelling´´ - Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ ´´Hot, steamy, and a great storyline.´´ - Christine Reese ★★★★★ ´´My oh my....Charlotte has made me a fan for life.´´ - JJ, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ ´´The tension and chemistry is at five alarm level.´´ - Sharon, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★ ´´Hot, sexy, intriguing journey of Elli and Mr. Aiden Black. - Robin Langelier ★★★★★ ´´Wow. Just wow. Charlotte Byrd leaves me speechless and humble… It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. Once you pick it up, you won´t put it down.´´ - Amazon Review ★★★★★ ´´Sexy, steamy and captivating!´´ - Charmaine, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ ´´ Intrigue, lust, and great characters...what more could you ask for?!´´ - Dragonfly Lady ★★★★★ ´´An awesome book. Extremely entertaining, captivating and interesting sexy read. I could not put it down.´´ - Kim F, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ ´´Just the absolute best story. Everything I like to read about and more. Such a great story I will read again and again. A keeper!!´´ - Wendy Ballard ★★★★★ ´´It had the perfect amount of twists and turns. I instantaneously bonded with the heroine and of course Mr. Black. YUM. It´s sexy, it´s sassy, it´s steamy. It´s everything.´´ - Khardine Gray, Bestselling Romance Author ★★★★★ HOUSE OF YORK Series Reading Order 1. House of York 2. Crown of York 3. Throne of York 4. Empire of York 5. Demise of York