The Power of Logic Apps in Azure
Logic Apps in Azure is probably one of my top 3 favourite features in Azure at this time, if your software exposes api endpoints you can do pretty much anything.
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The reason why I like Logic Apps so much is the almost endless possibilities, we all have systems running where we have some sort of logic, maybe its a service that runs and then sends an email as a very simple example.
Imagine you could write an application to do a lot of logical steps using almost anything you can possibly think of within reason and write the application without every writing a single line of code, sounds too good to be true doesn’t it?
Let me show you some of the connectors you can use and then I will talk about some examples when Logic Apps could be very useful indeed.
So the list on the right is just some of the connectors (there are a LOT)
Here are a few examples of where you could use Logic Apps:-
- When Sharepoint is changed notify people via anything that has an api (chat, email, bot, etc)
- When your build fails due to a test failing, email that person with a shame picture from the web.
- When a new project is created, spawn off requests to do whatever you need to do.
- When a new team member joins, automate adding them to AD groups etc
The take away from Logic Apps is that if the software has an exposed api you can do pretty much anything you want and the logic is created via a designer which needs next to no training, its very very simple and has enormous potential.