Windows Azure Media Services API, a case study of OData protocol

Recently, I had been looking at the REST end point of Windows Azure Media Services (abbreviated to media services in the following paragraphs). The reference site is located here (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/hh973617.aspx ). The design of the REST endpoints of Windows Azure Media Services is interesting because first it is a real service, and second the requirements…

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Beyond CRUD, the Action and Function in OData V 3.0 standard and when to use each of them?

Action and Function are two similar feature in the OData V3 standard. OData V2 standard specifies a standard way to perform CRUD operation on stored data. In OData V3, more sophisticated operations are specified. These two methods are called Action and Function.  Both Action and Function are operations on the server side, then what are…

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