Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Azure Cosmos DB and Node SDK – Part III: Working with Documents

In the previous posts in this series, we saw how you can work with databases and containers in Cosmos DB using their Node SDK. You can read those posts here: Part I: Working with databases: https://gauravmantri.com/2019/06/04/cosmos-db-and-node-sdk-working-with-databases/Part II: Working with … [Read more...]

Cosmos DB and Node SDK – Part II: Working with Containers

In the previous post, we saw how we can use Node SDK for Cosmos DB to work with databases. You can read that post here: https://gauravmantri.com/2019/06/04/cosmos-db-and-node-sdk-working-with-databases/. In this post, we will see how we can manage containers in a Cosmos DB database using Node … [Read more...]

Cosmos DB and Node SDK – Part I: Working with Databases

It has been a while that I wrote something :). There have been so many things I learnt in last few years and I wanted to share my learnings but one thing or other kept me away. I am hoping that I will be break this and post regularly going forward. With my work on Cerebrata Cerulean, I got an … [Read more...]

Oops! I Deleted My Blobs! What Can I Do?

Honestly, Nothing! But that’s before reading this post. After reading this post, you don’t have to worry about a thing. In this post we will talk about Soft Delete functionality recently announced by Azure Storage. This super cool functionality will protect your blobs against accidental (or … [Read more...]

Zone Redundant Storage (Preview v/s Classic)–Compared & Contrasted

Recently I ran into this blog post by Azure Storage Team: Azure Zone Redundant Storage in public preview. When I saw this post, the first thought that came to my mind was “it must surely be a mistake” , after all Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) has been available for quite some time now.  Out of … [Read more...]

Understanding Azure Storage Blob Access Tiers

It has been really-really long time that I have written a blog post. Past year or so has been simply crazy. From acquiring Cerebrata back to building a brand new product (Cerulean) from scratch, things kept me quite busy. In this blog post we will talk about blob access tiers. We will talk about … [Read more...]

Azure Icon Font For Your Web Application

For both Cloud Portam website and application, when it comes to icons we don’t use images. Almost invariably, we use vector icons and icon fonts (like Font Awesome which BTW are very aptly named; they are indeed really-really awesome :)). Where Font Awesome didn’t work for us was icons for Azure … [Read more...]

What’s New In Azure Storage

It’s been a while that I wrote a blog post about Azure Storage :). Earlier this month, Azure Storage Team released a new version of Storage Service and included a lot of awesome goodness! In this blog post, I will try to summarize those. So let’s start! New Storage Service REST API Version / … [Read more...]

Azure Service Bus – As I Understand It: Part II (Queues & Messages)

Continuing from my previous post about Azure Service Bus, in this post I will share my learning about Queues & Messages. The focus of this post will be about some of the undocumented things I found as we implemented support for Queues and Messages in Cloud Portam. Queues As mentioned in my … [Read more...]

Azure Service Bus – As I Understand It: Part I (Overview)

Recently we started working on including support for Azure Service Bus in Cloud Portam. Prior to this, I had no experience with this service though it has been around for quite some time and I always wanted to try this out but one thing or another (oh, my stupid excuses :)!) prevented me from doing … [Read more...]