Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mi first useful Azure application

Azure I’ve been plying around with Windows Azure for over a year now, I started with the CTP Microsoft showed at PDC 2008 and played with SQL Azure (FKA: SDS) and Windows Azure ever since.
But today I uploaded my first useful application. I’m currently working the on Genexus deployment project which includes being able to deploy Genexus-generated applications to every supported platform (including of course Windows Azure). More on that in a future post.
So, to deploy an application to Windows Azure programmatically, you have to tell Azure where your package is (by its url) so the best choice is to upload you package to the you Azure storage account. But the storage does not have a nice UI, so I thought first on creating an application to actually see what’s in my storage account and then decided to make it a web application, and allow other to use it.
I know, it does not have a great user interface. I’m not good at it, and I didn’t care for it at all for this version. But I’ll promise I’ll add some functionality and improve the user experience.
If you want to check it out go to enter your account name and your access key and see what’s in your storage account. (Read only, for now!)
So I’m happy to announce that this application not only “Works on my Machine” but it also does on the Windows Azure platform :)
Edit: now with improved UI :)

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ode to The Ramones

Google just released a new experimental programming language called Go, and they had the brilliant idea on titling their introductory post as The Ramones did with their songs… “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!” … brilliant :)

Read more about it from the official blog at

Listen to the Ramones here:

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