Month: July 2017

Dealing with Horrid, No-Good, Very-Bad APIs Using JSON.NET

I already mentioned how I’m working on a big data integration project. Sadly, one of the systems involved exposes what I would describe as a “less-than-ideal” API. It’s buggy, poorly-documented… I could go on, but probably shouldn’t. 😃 But the big thing that got me was the lack of consistency. Not just across endpoints, but…

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Working with Large JSON Blobs Sanely Using SQL Server

Have you ever wished that you could query a large JSON document? I wished that very thing recently while working with a 3rd party API. One particular API call was returning mountains of data, and I needed to get a list of distinct values of a particular property buried within the objects of this JSON…

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