Build a custom HTTP API using Azure Functions and Cosmos DB - Episode 2

In the second part, we:

  • Setup and configure a local development environment that is independent of the cloud
  • Implement advanced restful function HTTP API endpoints using Visual Studio Code

Instead of Azure portal's browser-based editor, which we use in session one, we're switching to Visual Studio Code as a local development environment. This allows us to iterate faster, makes us independent of internet connectivity, and can use the tooling we're most familiar with.

We then create an Azure functions project with all the required API endpoints, which we can run and test locally without any dependencies on the cloud.