Monday, November 28, 2011

Windows Azure, part 2

When I first checked out Windows Azure, I was glad to find it has root containers. Unfortunately, they are almost unusable for us, since they do not allow subdirectories (see the docs for that). I learned that the semi-hard way, stumbling upon the very helpful StorageClientException: "The requested URI does not represent any resource on the server." So, although root containers technically exist, with this limitation they are of no use.

Also, while the retry policy and timeout handling in Windows Azure .NET SDK is fine, exception handling is not. While getting StorageClientException and StorageServerException is expected, the WebException is not expected at all (I thought that one should be wrapped in StorageServerException).

Other than that, though, Windows Azure .NET SDK is pretty straightforward and easy to use.

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