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16/11/2020

Handling zombie messages in BizTalk

Zombie messages are messages that were routed to a running orchestration from the messageBox and were currently “in flight” when the orchestration instance ended. In other words, we have not …
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Azure
03/11/2020

Linked ARM templates with _artifactsLocation and _artifactsLocationSasToken

  As described in the Microsoft documentation, it is possible to use these parameters to reference linked ARM templates. There are two reasons to do this, in that there is no need to provision a …
Optimizing JSON processing in Logic App with map and reduce
Azure
06/10/2020

Optimizing JSON data processing in Logic App with map and reduce

Not while ago a colleague of mine asked me to take a look at his Logic App. It has a HTTP trigger with JSON data on the input. The Logic App processed the data (JSON array) with a For-Each action and …
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BizTalk
05/10/2020

Using variables in BizTalk bindings in Azure DevOps

In this article, we will see how to use variables in BizTalk bindings during automatic deployments using Azure DevOps. We will also see how to have different configurations depending on the …
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Azure
21/09/2020

XPath conditions in a Logic App

Our Logic App receives this JSON payload as an input: { “Product”: { “@type”: “food”, “Names”: [ { “@language”: “fr”, “value”: “Farine” }, { …
Synchronous API
Azure
08/09/2020

Building synchronous APIs on an asynchronous event bus using Azure Service Bus

Creating an API can entail having to make synchronous tasks available, i.e. where the caller actively waits for a response before processing can continue. Asynchronous tasks (fire-and-forget, or …
LogicAppSettings
Azure
24/08/2020

Parameter settings in Logic Apps

The Azure Logic Apps online editor now includes a Parameters button. The aim of this article is to explore some of the possibilities this new feature offers. It can be used to declare parameters …
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Azure
04/08/2020

Azure Logic App: is it worth moving from a linear pattern to a star pattern?

If you are used to using Logic Apps, you are sure to be familiar with the functionality used to resubmit a given run. This feature can prove extremely useful, whether during development, or in a …
BizTalk
20/07/2020

Aggregating messages and assembling flat files with Windows Task Scheduler

One issue I often encounter within BizTalk projects is aggregating and assembling flat files. While mechanisms do exist to carry out both operations, the most important thing is still to know when …
microservices architecture
Microservices
02/07/2020

Microservices architecture key benefits

The rise of cloud PaaS solutions contributes to the democratization of microservices architectures. Behind the buzzword, the microservices architecture is based on concepts whose clear objectives. If …
cyber security
Azure
15/06/2020

Adding security to an HTTP trigger in a Logic App

One of the first things to do when creating a Logic App is to choose the trigger type. This means selecting how the Logic App is kicked off. If the trigger is an HTTP trigger, the Logic App is …
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DevOps
01/06/2020

Child item templates in Azure DevOps

In some Azure DevOps projects, the same tasks are found repeated in certain types of work item, such as User Stories (Documentation, Unit tests, etc.). In order to avoid creating these tasks …