Using Parameters

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AZ-203 Exam Preparation: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
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Description

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Intended Audience

  • People who want to become Azure developers
  • Non-developers who want to build point-and-click solutions
  • Solution architects

Prerequisites

  • General exposure to basic cloud technology
  • Familiarity with the Azure Portal

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Using Parameters. To save on coding time, you can use parameters within the Azure Resource Manager templates used in your Logic App definitions. Let's say you have a specific email or a URL that was used in your Logic App either as an action or a trigger. If you wanted to allow another developer to reuse your code, you could define the email, URL, or other value as a parameter and then allow them to replace it as needed. Parameters can also make things easier for developers by allowing them to centrally define a value and have it used multiple times in a definition. I will show you an example of this in the demo.

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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.