Fri, 23 Sep 2011

Some Updates to Waz-Cmd (Ruby Command-Line Tool for Windows Azure)

Dedicated followers may remember waz-cmd, which I blogged about before. It’s a command-line tool written in Ruby that you can use to manage your Windows Azure applications and storage accounts. One of the reasons I wrote waz-cmd was so that I’d have a cross-platform tool for managing my Windows Azure applications from the command-line. (Just as I’m a big fan of using multiple programming languages, I also like to use several operating systems.)

To that end, I’ve committed a few changes tonight and published version 0.4.1 of the waz-cmd Ruby gem. These include fixes for both Mac and Windows, and at this point, you should be able to simply run gem install waz-cmd on either of those platforms and start creating applications, deploying packages, etc. If you tried this before and ran into trouble, please install the latest version of the gem and give it another shot. Let me know if anything goes wrong.

For those of you looking for a fantastic Windows-only command-line experience, I recommend the Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets, with the new 2.0 release.