Getting Started With DocumentDB

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I’ve put this off for too long. It’s time to get my feet wet with some new tech.

Step 1 is easy. Go to the Azure portal and start the process for creating a DocumentDB:

NewDocumentDB

While that’s running, let’s see what’s on the interwebs about getting started in DocumentDB…

Nice. I know I’m going to have write a little code to exercise this thing. Here’s a great run-through on exactly how to do it. Actually, the first hit when I searched on “Getting Started With DocumentDB.” Microsoft has a start page on DocumentDB, but it was clearly put together by someone from marketing. Scroll down to the bottom. There are a couple of interesting links including SQL Query Within DocumentDB. Now we’re talking. Here’s a Curah! or Docs.com (which is it? do I care?) on DocumentDB with some of the above links and a few others. I spot a theme on this one. Here’s a more thorough how-to on querying DocumentDB.

Plenty to read, lots to do. And look, I have a DocumentDB database ready and waiting:

DocumentDBSettings

I’ll report back as I get things going.

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OK, fine, but what do you think?