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Creating a Logic App
Creating a Custom Connector for Logic Apps
Creating a Custom Template
The Microsoft Azure cloud offers many options for developers who want to build websites and services on Web Apps. Normally, the coding is done using proprietary Microsoft languages like C#, Visual Basic, and others. More recently Microsoft has made it easier for open source developers to use the IDE and language of their choice with support for PHP, Java, Node.js, and Go for server-side code. However, some web solutions may not require a complex programming language to meet the requirements, and that’s where Logic Apps comes in.
This course looks at some of the features and benefits of Logic Apps and examines the kinds of business processes that you can easily model. We will look at the wider topic of workflow and automation problems and then show you how to transform these into Logic App solutions. We will also look at the internal components that make up a Logic App, including triggers, conditions, actions, and standard connectors.
For connecting to third-party SaaS services, or even your own homegrown APIs, you will learn how to create a custom connector. You will also learn about rapid deployment using Azure templates.
- Implement simple automation and workflow using Logic Apps
- Model business processes as a series of conditions and actions
- Monitor Azure Apps, Office 365, or third-party services using triggers
- Connect to Azure services and other well-known third-party websites
- People who want to become Azure developers
- Non-developers who want to build point-and-click solutions
- Solution architects
- General exposure to basic cloud technology
- Familiarity with the Azure Portal
Triggers. A Logic App is usually triggered by an initial event that it is listening for. This could be a change in a website, a new item created in a SharePoint list, or quite a number of third party applications and their associated events. You can also configure the Logic App to evaluate triggers or conditions on a schedule ranging from a few seconds to long periods like weekly or monthly.
Once you have created a Logic App, you can choose to run it continuously or choose to kick it off manually with the graphical Run button. It makes sense to only run the Logic App when it is needed to avoid unnecessary resource allocation in your Azure subscription.
Triggers can include Azure features like Event Grids, Azure App Services, Web APIs, Batch Service messages, Webhooks, and OpenAPI or Swagger calls.
About the Author
Derrick is a content contributor and trainer for Microsoft cloud technologies like Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365. He works across North America and Europe to help companies and organizations with these technology shifts. Before that he has worn many hats but prefers to wear them one at a time.
When he is not night walking during his travels, you can find him on a bicycle path or performing guitar solos to an imaginary audience in his basement.