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Azure in Action by Brian Prince, Chris Hay

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Chapter 9. Uploading and downloading BLOBs

This chapter covers

  • Uploading files
  • Downloading files
  • Serving files from BLOB storage using an HTTP handler
  • Improving performance using local storage
  • Using custom metadata
  • Blob storage shared access

In the previous chapter, we showed you how to get started with BLOB storage development using the StorageClient library, with a focus on managing accounts and containers. In this chapter, we’re going to look at the underlying REST API for the BLOB service and how to manage BLOBs using the StorageClient library.

9.1. Using the REST API

So far we’ve only used the StorageClient sample library in the SDK and have ignored the REST API. The reason for this is that, as a developer, you’re unlikely to be writing ...

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