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If you’ve started reading from this post, you’ll need to go through the previous parts of this series before going starting this one: Introduction Part 1: Setting Up a SQL Azure Server and Database Part 2: Scripting the On-Premise Database for SQL Azure Part 3: Executing the Scripts on the SQL Azure Database Part 4: Creating the Cloud Solution
Almost there! We’re going to do some local testing to make sure everything is working before we deploy it to Windows Azure. When testing locally, Visual Studio will start up the components of the Development Fabric, which include the compute and storage emulators.
Testing the Solution
Don’t be fooled! Just because the home page rendered, doesn’t mean everything is working. The home page doesn’t query the database, so there isn’t really anything that can’t work on this page. To truly check if everything is working, click on View All Upcoming Dinners which does make a call to the database and returns dinners (if any). If no error comes up, then everything is good.
Your testing is now complete. Were you looking for something more complicated? In this case, we know the application itself works. We just needed to test the modifications that we made.
If you’d like to read more about the emulators and the local Development Fabric, have a read through:
With the testing completed, next up is preparing the deployment package.