Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • Copy blob using SAS

    I have been trying for a couple of days to find an easy way (read:  using tools) to copy blobs in Windows Azure Storage, not by using management keys but using Shared Access Signature (SAS).

    Sounds simple enough.  I remembered the AzCopy tool.  I looked around and found a blog post explaining how to use it with SAS, using...

  • Securing Azure Messaging Service Bus access

    I am currently working on a very exciting project involving systems integration across the Azure Messaging Service Bus. I thought I would share some of the painfully acquired knowledge nuggets with you.

    About %90 of examples you'll find on Internet uses Azure Bus SDK with 'owner'. That is basically 'admin' privilege because owner...

  • WADL in a bottle eating noodles

    In my last entry about REST web services I talked about its biggest weakness for me: the lack of description model of REST services.

    The idea of hitting an HTTP endpoint as a shot in the dark is for me quite a leap of faith, and very likely an invitation to spend hours troubleshooting.

    But despair no more, enters...

  • REST style with Hypermedia APIs

    Once upon a time there was SOAP. SOAP really was a multi-vendor response to CORBA. It even share the same type of acronym, derived from object. Objects are so 90’s dude… The S in SOAP stands for Simple by the way. Have a go at a bare WSDL and try to repeat in your head that it is...