Technology is constantly changing. This means that sometimes we end up with several different services for everything we do. The problem then becomes integrating these services in a way that caters to the scalability and performance we need. Azure Logic Apps is a serverless cloud platform that facilitates this integration.

Azure Logic Apps Overview

Azure Logic Apps helps you integrate and orchestrate all your different services so they work together seamlessly. It has hundreds of built-in connectors, but you can also create custom connectors for whatever service you require. Since Azure Logic Apps is serverless, the underlying platform handles scale, availability, and performance. All you have to do is define the workflow with a trigger and the desired actions for it to perform.

To help you automatically create and deploy a Consumption logic app, you can create an Azure Resource Manager template. Alternately, you can use the prebuilt logic app ARM template that is provided. An ARM template defines the infrastructure and configuration of your project, and is where you will specify the resources to deploy and their properties. To create this template, you can use Visual Studio, or the LogicApp Template module in Azure PowerShell.

Deploying Azure Logic Apps

Once you have the ARM template for your Azure Logic Apps, it is time to deploy it. First, create an empty pipeline in Azure Pipelines. Next, choose the resources you need for the pipeline. In this case, you’ll need your logic app template and any template parameter files. Then, for your agent job, add the Azure Resource Manager deployment task and configure it with an Azure Active Directory service principal. The service principal grants authorization to deploy and generate the release pipeline. This is also when you will add references to your logic app template and template parameters files. Finally, continue to build out the steps in your release process, such as adding additional environments, automated tests, or approvers. Now you’re ready to deploy your logic app and begin taking advantage of the serverless integration and orchestration benefits.

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