Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Comparing Windows Azure Table Storage and Amazon DynamoDB–Summary

I wrote a detailed blog post comparing Windows Azure Table Storage and Amazon DynamoDB. You can read that post here: https://gauravmantri.com/2012/04/30/comparing-windows-azure-table-storage-and-amazon-dynamodb/. This blog post summarizes that … [Continue reading]

Comparing Windows Azure Table Storage and Amazon DynamoDB

In this blog post, we are going to compare Windows Azure Table Storage Service and Amazon DynamoDB from core functionality point of view. For the sake of brevity, we’re going to refer Windows Azure Table Storage Service as WATS and Amazon DynamoDB … [Continue reading]

Comparing Windows Azure Table Storage and Amazon SimpleDB–Summary

Over the past few weeks, I have been writing a detailed blog post comparing Windows Azure Table Storage and Amazon SimpleDB. You can read that post here: https://gauravmantri.com/2012/04/21/comparing-windows-azure-table-storage-and-amazon-simpledb/. … [Continue reading]

Comparing Windows Azure Table Storage and Amazon SimpleDB

In this blog post, we are going to compare Windows Azure Table Storage Service and Amazon SimpleDB from core functionality point of view. For the sake of brevity, we’re going to refer Windows Azure Table Storage Service as WATS and Amazon SimpleDB … [Continue reading]

Comparing Windows Azure Queue Service and Amazon Simple Queue Service–Summary

Over the past few weeks, I have been writing a detailed blog post comparing Windows Azure Queue Service and Amazon Simple Queue Service. You can read that post here: … [Continue reading]

Comparing Windows Azure Queue Service and Amazon Simple Queue Service

In this blog post, we’re going to compare Windows Azure Queue Service and Amazon Simple Queue Service from core functionality point of view. For the sake of brevity, we’re going to refer Windows Azure Queue Service as WAQS and Amazon Simple Queue … [Continue reading]

Programmatically finding Deployment Slot from code running in Windows Azure

I’ve seen a number of threads on MSDN forums for Windows Azure where folks want to know if their application is running in “Production” or “Staging” slot in a Windows Azure hosted service. There may be situations where you don’t want your code to … [Continue reading]

Effective way of fetching diagnostics data from Windows Azure Diagnostics Table (Hint: Use PartitionKey)

As we all know Windows Azure Diagnostics data is stored in Windows Azure Storage. Depending on the kind of diagnostics data being collected, it could either store in Table Storage (WAD* tables e.g. WADLogsTable table for trace logs data) or Blob … [Continue reading]

World Clock – An HTML5/JS based Windows 8 Metro Application – Part 2: Adding a basic clock

In the previous post we talked about the project setup, system defined styles and a little bit about navigation. In this post we will extend that project and create a simple clock which will display current date/time. We will be using concepts like … [Continue reading]

World Clock – An HTML5/JS based Windows 8 Metro Application – Part 1: Setting Up

In my last post (https://gauravmantri.com/2012/01/16/building-first-windows-8-metro-application/), I talked about my experience building my first Windows 8 Metro application. Now I am going to talk about how I built the application. In this post, we … [Continue reading]