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Learning Azure DocumentDB by Riccardo Becker

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Chapter 5. Using REST to Access Your Database

In this chapter, we will discuss how to operate against DocumentDB using the open REST protocol. There are different APIs and SDKs available for DocumentDB, such as .NET, Java, Python, Node.js, and JavaScript. For all other programming environments and platforms, there is the possibility to use the REST interface.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • The basics of the REST protocol
  • How to use the REST API against DocumentDB
  • Writing some C# code to support our demos
  • Using the Fiddler tool to demonstrate the usage of the REST API

The Fiddler tool is free to download from http://www.telerik.com/fiddler.

Understanding the basics of REST

Representational State Transfer (REST) is a software architecture for building ...

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