Hello and welcome to my b:log. I'm Remy Sharp, a developer running my own business called Left Logic out of Brighton, UK. This place will mostly concentrate on web, code, a touch of business and some other personal pieces too. Enjoy!
During server software development (i.e. node) I always strive to work offline, in that my development workflow doesn't depend on any online services.
However, sometimes that's not possible as there's some 3rd party API dependancy - as there was in my latest client work. The problem I found, was that the latency between my location and the 3rd party API was so high, that it was impacting on the workflow cycle of: debug, change, test, repeat. The load time was taking anywhere from 15-30 seconds each time.
So this was my quick work around to easily mock out the API so my development process could be faster.
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