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    Logic Apps Standard vs Durable Functions: How to Choose? (2021 Update)

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 09 November 2021

    Azure Functions, Logic Apps, Azure Durable Functions, Microsoft Azure

    Introduction

    Three years ago, after the release of Azure Durable Functions, I wrote a post comparing the capabilities of Logic Apps and Durable Functions. Both service offerings provide orchestration capabilities on Azure. At that time, Azure Durable Functions had just been released as generally available. As you’d...

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    Your Own Serverless Request Bin with Durable Entities and Azure Durable Functions 2.0

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 22 October 2019

    Azure Functions, Serverless, Technology, Azure Durable Functions, Microsoft Azure, Durable Entities

    This post is part of a series

    1. Your Own Serverless Request Bin with Azure Functions
    2. Your Own Serverless Request Bin with Azure Durable Functions (this)

    In a previous post, I shared how you can deploy a Serverless Request Bin using Azure Functions. I also shared how I built it using a memory cache as a persistence...

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    Async Http APIs with Azure Durable Functions (and Polling Client)

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 10 July 2018

    Architecture, Azure Functions, Development, Blog, Technology, Azure Durable Functions, APIs

     

    Introduction

    Azure Durable Functions have support for different patterns, which enable us to build serverless and stateful applications without worrying about the state management implementation details. One of these useful patterns is the Asynchronous Http APIs. This pattern comes in handy when client applications...

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    Azure Durable Functions vs Logic Apps: How to choose?

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 10 May 2018

    Architecture, Azure Functions, Logic Apps, Serverless, Article, Technology, Azure Durable Functions, Latest Post

    Update 2021: An updated version of this post is available on this link

    Introduction

    Azure currently has two service offerings of serverless compute: Azure Logic Apps and Azure Functions. Until recently, one could argue that Azure Functions were code triggered by events while Logic Apps were event-triggered...

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    Azure Durable Functions Pattern: Approval Workflow with Slack

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 25 April 2018

    Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Serverless, Blog, Technology, Azure Durable Functions, Slack

    Introduction

    This is a post part of a series of implementing serverless approval workflows on Azure:

    1. Approval Workflow on Logic Apps with Twilio
    2. Approval Workflow on Azure Durable Functions and SendGrid
    3. Approval Workflow on Azure Durable Functions and Slack (this)

    Recently, I published a post about implementing an

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    Azure Durable Functions Pattern: Approval Workflow with SendGrid

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 17 April 2018

    Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Serverless, Blog, Technology, Azure Durable Functions, SendGrid

    Introduction

    This post is part of a series about implementing serverless approval workflows on Azure:

    1. Approval Workflow on Logic Apps with Twilio
    2. Approval Workflow on Azure Durable Functions and SendGrid (this)
    3. Approval Workflow on Azure Durable Functions and Slack

    Durable Functions is a new (in preview at the time...

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