API Platforms: centralized vs decentralized?

Throughout the last years, we really see a rise of API platforms!  The business cases behind these platforms vary from B2B/B2C marketplaces, over data-sharing initiatives towards exploration of new, innovative business models. Regardless of the scenario, there's one fundamental question that always pops-up:  will the data be stored centralized or decentralized?  Let's investigate the options! … Continue reading API Platforms: centralized vs decentralized?

My first findings on the Azure Key Vault connector

On Twitter, there was some noise about a new Logic Apps connector for Azure Key Vault.  As I love both of these Azure services, I was tempted to give it a try.  You can read here my first impressions. Operations The available operations are quite impressive.  I can't think immediately of anything that is missing.  … Continue reading My first findings on the Azure Key Vault connector

A first look at the Logic Apps mocking feature

Today, I discovered 'by accident' a brand new Logic Apps feature.  It's the long-awaited mocking functionality, which is currently in preview.  Let's give it a first try! Exploring the feature On every action, there's now the option Static result, accessible via the "..." menu. The Static Result must be enabled on action level. You can … Continue reading A first look at the Logic Apps mocking feature

Logic Apps Event Grid trigger not firing

Event Grid allows to build reactive applications, based on out-of-the-box events from within the Azure ecosystem.  Logic Apps has native support for Event Grid, but lately I've encountered an issue that I want to share with you. Scenario I've created a new Logic App from scratch and configured the When a resource event occurs trigger.  … Continue reading Logic Apps Event Grid trigger not firing

Issue while migrating EDI from BizTalk to Logic Apps

I was working recently on a prototype to migrate AS2 and EDI flows from BizTalk to Logic Apps.  Thanks to the Integration Account, we are able to reuse the BizTalk EDI schemas and related maps in Logic Apps.  However, when trying to process the first EDI message, I received the following exception: Transaction Set or … Continue reading Issue while migrating EDI from BizTalk to Logic Apps

Perform long-running Logic Apps tasks with Durable Functions

Logic Apps has a default limit of 120 seconds on synchronous actions.  This is already quite long; it does not make sense to perform actions in a synchronous fashion if they take longer.  For such long running tasks, Logic Apps provides two options: Polling action pattern: initiate the long running action and interrogate its status … Continue reading Perform long-running Logic Apps tasks with Durable Functions

End-to-end correlation across Logic Apps

When using a generic and decoupled integration design, your integrations span often multiple Logic Apps.  For troubleshooting purposes, it's important to be able to correlate these separate Logic Apps with each other.  Recently, a new feature has been introduced to improve this. Existing correlation functionality Let's create a Logic App with a simple request trigger. … Continue reading End-to-end correlation across Logic Apps