• HTTP 410 (Gone) – Johnny’s blog has moved….

    Published by on November 18th, 2011 12:32 pm under Uncategorized

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    Hi Folks, I’ve just moved my blog to a new location http://johnny.io, you can see, how, why and when by reading my last post on “Jekyll is rocking my new blog” I won’t be posting here anymore, so if you want to keep reading me point your rss feed to http://feeds.feedburner.com/johnny-halife or bookmark http://johnny.io bye,... read more
  • Iron Ruby @ Code Camp Buenos Aires, 2010

    Published by on September 5th, 2010 4:06 pm under Uncategorized

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    Hey folks, yesterday (Sept 3. 2010), I gave a talk on the Code Camp Buenos Aires 2010 as the title of this post states I spent some time talking about IronRuby. The primary focus of the talk was on showing how to get the better of both worlds and how to  work combining them (C#... read more
  • PDC 09′ – Tales from the Trenches

    Published by on November 19th, 2009 6:56 pm under Uncategorized

    About a month ago, I left my home in Buenos Aires to start working with James Conard and his team on the “Cloud Convergence” Demo and some other PDC 09′ Stuff. Today since Ray Ozzie touched the stage we (backstage) were waiting for our demo to become true. Before that were a couple of demos,... read more
  • I was working on the Ruby Windows Azure SDK and I started receiving HTTP/1.1 403 errors, I figured out which is the problem so here you can get a simple issue analysis Symptom While trying to connect to Windows Azure (Storage at least) from Argentina, you get 403 errors even dough the message seems to... read more
  • Contextual connection handling on Ruby WAZ-Storage

    Published by on October 18th, 2009 2:49 pm under Uncategorized

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    Today I was discussing with my friend Juampi Garcia who is writing a nice sample application that leverages the waz-storage gem and some other interesting things. While we were talking about his application, he asked me for some way of overriding the default connection for performing a bunch of operations as he needed it for... read more
  • Hey, after talking, talking and talking about the possibilities of building a Windows Azure Storage SDK for Ruby, I finally got together a couple of ideas and develop the v.0.5. I’m still needing to write a decent sample application but now it has more resources that previous gems had. For the project source code and... read more
  • Hey, after giving lots of thoughts of what am I going to do with the whole set of Ruby APIs for Windows Azure Storage, I figured out that might be better to have them merged, tested and refactored as a whole thing. I thought about lot’s of pro’s and con’s regarding whether to do this... read more
  • Windows Azure Queues exposed directly to pure Ruby!

    Published by on October 9th, 2009 3:02 pm under Uncategorized

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    Hey Pals! As you might recall two days ago I’ve published an API called “waz-blobs” that enabled Ruby Developers to get the best from Windows Azure storage straight from their pure ruby code. I told you I won’t stop there, so now I’m proud to announce that I’ve created waz-queues. As you can imagine and... read more
  • Consuming Windows Azure Blob Storage from Ruby

    Published by on October 6th, 2009 7:55 am under Uncategorized

    Hey Folks, today I’m proud to announce my first release of the waz-blobs ruby gem, for interacting with Windows Azure Blob Storage from Ruby programming language. Yes, it’s 100% organic Ruby code, there’s no strange Microsoft library that you need to consume and even better it was written and tested on Mac OS X and... read more
  • And there was a time when we just built applications…

    Published by on September 14th, 2009 12:29 pm under Uncategorized

    The 90’s, beginning of the Internet as mainstream as we know it right now. Those were times where just a few of us knew what computers were about, you won’t hear people on the metro talking about Gigas, Teras, iPods or DivX. It was quiet, and computers were just for Information Workers and lived on... read more