Logging with the .NET backend for Azure Mobile Services

[This post originally appeared in http://blogs.msdn.com/b/azuremobile/archive/2014/04/24/logging-with-the-net-backend-for-azure-mobile-services.aspx. I’ll be writing Azure Mobile Service related posts in the Azure Mobile blog primarily, and cross-posting them here for people who have feeds linked to this blog only] On the node.js version of mobile services, logging was done mostly via the node’s console object. In any of the server…

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Creating MongoDB-backed tables in Azure Mobile Services with .NET backend

[This post originally appeared in http://blogs.msdn.com/b/azuremobile/archive/2014/04/14/creating-mongodb-backed-tables-in-azure-mobile-services-with-net-backend.aspx. I’ll be writing Azure Mobile Service related posts in the Azure Mobile blog primarily, and cross-posting them here for people who have feeds linked to this blog only] One of the advantages of the .NET backend for Azure Mobile Services is that it has out-of-the-box support for multiple data…

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Creating an Azure Mobile Services .NET backend from scratch

[This post originally appeared in http://blogs.msdn.com/b/azuremobile/archive/2014/04/10/creating-an-azure-mobile-services-net-backend-from-scratch.aspx. I’ll be writing Azure Mobile Service related posts in the Azure Mobile blog primarily, and cross-posting them here for people who have feeds linked to this blog only] When learning a new feature I often like to understand the minimum pieces necessary to get it running. In the case…

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Deep dive on the offline support in the Azure Mobile Service managed client SDK

[This post originally appeared in http://blogs.msdn.com/b/azuremobile/archive/2014/04/07/deep-dive-on-the-offline-support-in-the-managed-client-sdk.aspx. I’ll be writing Azure Mobile Service related posts in the Azure Mobile blog primarily, and cross-posting them here for people who have feeds linked to this blog only] Last week we announced a new feature in the Azure Mobile Service SDK (managed code only for now): support for offline…

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.NET Runtime for Azure Mobile Services – First Impressions

It’s been now about a month since the .NET runtime for Azure Mobile Services was released, but I haven’t seen a post comparing it with what we had before (a node.js runtime). I think that’s one good way to understand what the .NET backend gives, and what it lacks compared to the node.js runtime, and…

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Caching and handling expired tokens in Azure Mobile Services managed SDK

A while back my colleague Josh Twist had a great series of posts about Azure Mobile Services (or “Zumo”, as he called). This was when the service was in its infancy, and some things changed, but the content is still excellent. One of the topics was about caching authentication tokens, so that the application wouldn’t…

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Using service filters with the Mobile Services JavaScript SDK

A few weeks ago I answered a question on StackOverflow where the developer needed a way to intercept every request which went to the service (in their case, to display a progress bar while the request was “in flight”). The answer for that was to use a service filter in the mobile services client, which…

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Using the Facebook iOS SDK for logging in to Azure Mobile Services

In my previous post I talked about how we can use the Facebook Android SDK to log in to Azure Mobile Services; continuing on with the topic, let’s look at the FB SDK for iOS projects. Getting the Facebook iOS SDK The first thing you need is the Facebook iOS SDK, which can be downloaded…

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Using the Facebook Android SDK for logging in to Azure Mobile Services

When an application needs to login to an Azure Mobile Service to access protected resources, there are basically two ways to do that. One is using what I called the server-side (or web-based) authentication flow, which I mentioned in a few previous posts – the SDK will show a web control with the login page…

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