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Amazon SimpleDB for Windows Phone Part 4 -- TVMClient

Today I was made aware that in my series on Amazon SimpleDB for Windows Phone, I had mentioned that part 4 would contain some code samples and talk about encryption. I was confused for a second because I knew there was no part 4 and I thought the series was…

Amazon SimpleDb Basics in C# - Zero Padding

If you're like me and are a developer used to working with relational, typed databases in C#, inevitably one issue will pop up as you write your code. You'll be sitting there with a bunch of numeric data in your domain (table) and do a comparison or sort based on…

Amazon SimpleDB Basics in C# - PutAttribute

In response to a question in the comments on how to do a PutAttribute on SimpleDB, I've put together this post. These are fragments of code and not a complete source file. Hopefully if someone is looking for information, this can help as a guide. This code was written for…

Amazon SimpleDB for Windows Phone Part 3 — Token Vending Machine

One important aspect of accessing SimpleDB on a Windows Phone directly is that it isn't going through another service that can handle securing the credentials needed to access SimpleDB. SimpleDB, like most (if not all) AWS services, requires two pieces of information to secure a request of the service: AWS…

Amazon SimpleDB for Windows Phone Part 2 -- Using Fiddler

Almost immediately after writing the code to connect to the SimpleDB, I started running into HTTP error codes. No 200's for me. Since my code is directly working with HttpWebRequest objects and their corresponding HttpWebResponse objects, I could just look through the response object and its properties to see what…

Amazon SimpleDB for Windows Phone Part 1 - Signature

The first thing to know about the SDK provided by Amazon for .NET (AWSSDK) is that it does not work on Windows Phone. You can't reference the DLL because it hasn't been compiled as a phone class library. If you try to put the source code in and compile it…