Chapter 12. Working with the Table service REST API

This chapter covers

  • Introducing the StorageClient library and REST API
  • Understanding how to effectively modify data
  • Querying the Table service

In the previous chapter, we looked at how to get started with the Table service using the StorageClient library and the WCF Data Services client. In this chapter, we’ll look at the underlying REST API to gain a better understanding of the communication between applications and the Table service.

WCF Data Services is an implementation of the OData protocol. OData defines how to work with and exchange data over REST-based services. The Table service implements OData, and the StorageClient library acts as a WCF Data Services client. Even with these layers ...

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