Creating and Debugging Azure Functions Locally

I’ve written about Azure Functions before as part of my Azure Mobile Apps series. Azure Functions is a great feature of the Azure platform that allows you to run custom code in the cloud in a “serverless” manner. In this context, “serverless” doesn’t mean “without a server”. Rather, it means that the server is abstracted…

Testing ExpressJS Web Services

Let’s say you have a web application written in NodeJS and you want to test it. What’s the best way to go about that? Fortunately, this is a common enough problem that there are modules and recipes to go along with it. Separating Express from HTTP ExpressJS contains syntactic sugar to implement a complete web…