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Windows Azure Mobile Services by Bruce Johnson

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Chapter 7

Advanced Scripting

IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Learn how to extend your class relationships into WAMS tables
  • Understand how complex data types can be mapped into WAMS
  • Automate your mobile service functionality by scheduling tasks in WAMS

WROX.COM CODE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS CHAPTER

The wrox.com code downloads for this chapter are found at http://www.wrox.com/go/windowsazuremobileservices on the Download Code tab. The code is in the Chapter 7 download and individually named according to the names throughout the chapter.

To this point, you have learned the basic (and not so basic) functionality offered within Windows Azure Mobile Services (WAMS). As a service that enables you to provide easily accessible data storage functionality, it is without peer. However, in addition to data creation, validation, authentication, and scripting, you still have a lot of areas to explore. In this chapter, you examine a number of different (and hopefully quite useful) scenarios. The idea is that by exploring complex solutions, you will not only learn to push the boundaries of what you can do using WAMS, but also get a solid sense of what is easily within the reach of your mobile service.

AUDITING UPDATES

Functionally, the idea of auditing a record is relatively commonplace. As part of the auditing process, a separate table is created that stores the details about any additions, modifications and deletions. For the example later in this section, you must have a table named audit in your mobile service. ...

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