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Today's ITUnity Champ:

Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter

Senior Director of Product at Pivotal
Blog: https://seroter.wordpress.com
Twitter: @rseroter

Seroter, based in Seattle, wears a lot of hats. Besides working at Pivotal, he’s a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in cloud/integration, an InfoQ editor and a PluralSight trainer. He’s also written several books on application integration and a frequent conference speaker. Because of his varied background, Seroter looks at Microsoft and other technologies from a rather unique angle.

In a recent blog post, Seroter touched on a bunch of Microsoft Azure services and apps that have been getting a bit more time in the limelight, as of late. He uses a fictitious order-processing sample app to show off what Logic Apps can do these days.

Creating a JSON-Friendly Azure Logic App That Interacts with Functions, DocumentDB and Service Bus

I like what Microsoft’s doing in the app integration space. They breathed new life into their classic integration bus (BizTalk Server). The family of Azure Service Bus technologies (Queues, Topics, Relay) is super solid. API Management and Event Hubs solve real needs. And Azure Logic Apps is maturing at an impressive rate.
That last one is the one I wanted to dig into more. Logic Apps gets updated every few weeks, and I thought it’d be fun to put a bunch of new functionality to the test. Specifically, I’m going to check out the updated JSON support, and invoke a bunch of Azure services.

Read the rest of his post here.