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…


Complex types and Azure Mobile Services – Android version

Last week I posted about storing objects which have properties with complex types in Azure Mobile Services. That post was based on the managed SDK, but I’ve seen since then a couple of posts asking about how to do the same for Android. Here’s a short post about this issue. Recap The problem with complex…


Complex types and Azure Mobile Services

About a year ago I posted a series of entries in this blog about supporting arbitrary types in Azure Mobile Services. Back then, the managed client SDK was using a custom serializer which only supported a very limited subset of simple types. To be use other types in the CRUD operations, one would need to…


Custom API in Azure Mobile Services – Client SDKs

In the last post I talked about the new custom API support in Azure Mobile Services. In that post I focused on the feature at the server side, but we also released updates to the client SDKs for all platforms to take advantage of that feature. In this post I’ll talk about how to use…


Large numbers and Azure Mobile Services

In any distributed system with different runtime environments, the way that data is represented in all nodes of the system, and transferred between them, can cause some problems if there is a mismatch between the nodes. In Azure Mobile Services we often have this issue – the server runtime runs on a JavaScript (or more…