First demonstrated at Microsoft’s 2016 Ignite Conference in Atlanta, GA, the IoT Asset Management Starter Kit is a boiler plate project comprised of Node.js and Angular 2 that facilitates the quick development of an IoT project for Asset Management. The project brings all the necessary components – Azure IoT Hub, Stream Analytics, Heroku, MongoDB and Raspberry Pi 3 – together to build a working end-to-end IoT solution.
Want to $watch an object in Angular, but ignore changes on certain properties? Here’s a function that will help you out:
And here’s how to use it…
And, finally a jsfiddle example.
I’ve been developing a LOT of Angular applications lately. Some of them are hybrid projects (Angular w/ MVC); some of my projects have been completely separated (Angular for client-side, with a separate project for an API). Regardless, I always want to ensure that my code has been thoroughly tested with unit tests and acceptance (E2E) tests. When developing hybrid projects, my preferred IDE is Visual Studio. When developing a pure, client-side project, my preferred IDE is Visual Studio Code as it has a lot less remnants/artifacts tied to a solution (.vs, .xproj, .csproj, etc.) eliminating the need for a ridiculously large .gitignore file. Additionally, I will use WebStorm depending on the need.
Jasmine is a great framework for providing both unit testing and end-to-end, acceptance testing. Coupled with Karma, Jasmine can monitor file changes to our client-side code and execute tests on every file change in order to ensure that all tests are always passing. In this blog post, I will demonstrate how to set up and use Karma and Jasmine in both development environments.