@luzi:I admit that "magic" strings make me cringe a little but after dealing with distributed systems for a number of years and all the headaches around versioning and in place upgrades, etc... Even something as simple as an enum can be a real pain. I'm fine with the "magic" strings as long as their are nice abstractions on top of them. I would consider the "magic" strings almost like Assembly or IL, Wrap them nicely then you only rarely have to think about them.
Loved the talk but I was curious why not use something similar to ODATA URI\URL Conventions instead of just paths? That should still allow for a easy resource based caching strategy but with some more query ability other than just paths. What do you gain with just paths?
"Show Me The Cache" Achievement still BROKEN!!! I've been waiting to get this thing forever please fix ASAP!!! It's the only one I need. I have all the rest. I did this many times with the Azure 1.6 and it never worked and I was told it was a bug and would be fixed in the next achievement release. Now I'm using Azure 1.7 and the latest achievement release and I tried the "shared" cache which is the old way of doing it and I also tried the new cache preview and neither unlocked this achievement. What's the point of Achievements if some are really un achievable.
Here is the link where karstenj says it's a bug with the cache url. PLEASE FIX THIS ASAP!!
My IE10 crashes within a few minutes of opening two or more tabs. I have a NVIDIA Geforce 560 Ti 2Gb. I did this on Consumer Preview as well. I was hoping Release Preview would fix it but it did not. Also weird enough it did not do this on Developer Preview. Please fix this in time for the final release. Thanks.