When we were looking to build our job board
, we found ourselves with a conundrum. The job board was Mastering JS’ first backend code. Up until we launched our job board
Maybe we were overthinking it, but we wanted to find a backend deployment paradigm we could honestly recommend to you, our readers. A deployment paradigm that helps you get from zero to HTTPS-enabled API with minimal headache. So far, Azure Functions has lived up to our expectations.
The most recent projects we’ve worked on involved DevOps alternatives that we didn’t like. Kubernetes is powerful, but way too heavy in terms of setup time and upkeep for a simple app. Shipping an Express app to an EC2 box is easy… until you want to support HTTPS. Then you find yourself in AWS hell.