Azure Cosmos DB – key-value database in the cloud

Azure CosmosDB table API is a key-value storage hosted in the cloud. It’s a part of Azure Cosmos DB, that is Microsoft’s multi-model database. It’s a globally distributed, low latency, high throughput solution with client SDKs available for .NET, Java, Python, and Node.js. Interesting thing is that Microsoft guarantees that for a typical 1KB item read… Continue reading Azure Cosmos DB – key-value database in the cloud

Relational vs non-relational databases

Both relational and non-relational databases represent rather wide variety of possibilities and implementations but I’ll focus on the main differences between the two. First of all, it is about how data is managed. In relational databases you can use SQL, that is simple and lightweight language for writing database scripts. Non-relational databases do not support… Continue reading Relational vs non-relational databases

Getting started with Microsoft Orleans

Microsoft Orleans is a developer-friendly framework for building distributed, high-scale computing applications. It does not require from developer to implement concurrency and data storage model. It requires developer to use predefined code blocks and enforces application to be build in a certain way. As a result Microsoft Orleans empowers developer with a framework with an… Continue reading Getting started with Microsoft Orleans

Receiving messages from Azure Service Bus in .Net Core

For some time now we can observe how new .Net Core framework is growing and become more mature. Version 2.0 was released in August 2017 and it is more capable and supports more platforms then it’s previous releases. But the biggest feature of this brand new Microsoft framework is its performance and it’s ability to… Continue reading Receiving messages from Azure Service Bus in .Net Core

Sending and receiving big files using Egnyte.API nuget package

Handling big files can be a problem when sending it through web. Simple REST calls are enough for small or medium files, but it’s limitation is a size of a request, that cannot be larger then 2GB. For files larger than that, you have to send or download file in chunks or as a stream.… Continue reading Sending and receiving big files using Egnyte.API nuget package

How to handle error 0x800703E3, when user cancells file download

Recently at work I came across a difficult error, that gives an error message, that would lead me nowhere. The remote host closed the connection. The error code is 0x800703E3. I’ll give you more context – error occurs in the micro-service that serves big files across the web with REST interface. Service was working perfectly… Continue reading How to handle error 0x800703E3, when user cancells file download

Using Egnyte.API package for connecting to Egnyte cloud storage

Egnyte is a company, that offers secure and fast file storage in the cloud for business customers. I have written more about getting started with Egnyte API in my previous post. Egnyte.API is a nuget package, that I’ve written in .Net and it supports: .Net Framework 4.5 Windows Phone 8.1 Xamarin It contains support for… Continue reading Using Egnyte.API package for connecting to Egnyte cloud storage

Getting started with Egnyte API in .Net

Egnyte is a company that provides software for enterprise file synchronization and sharing. Egnyte offers a cloud storage for business users to securely access and share data across the company. API offers RESTful interface, all request and responses are formated as JSON, strings are encoded as UTF-8 and all calls must be done over HTTPS.… Continue reading Getting started with Egnyte API in .Net

Getting started with CosmosDB in Azure with .NET Core

CosmosDB is Microsoft’s new way of storing data in the cloud, comparing to good old MSSQL Server. It offers globally distributed, multi-model database. Interesting fact is that it offers multiple model of storing data: key-value, column-family, documents and graph as shown in this picture: First you need a Cosmos DB account Create a Cosmos DB… Continue reading Getting started with CosmosDB in Azure with .NET Core