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General Logic Apps designer remarks RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm excited about Logic Apps and I believe it is a very big leap in the good direction towards an enterprise-ready cloud integration platform coming from BizTalk Services. So I started working on some of the available basic tutorials and playing with the possibilities of Logic Apps. I have a background working with BizTalk Server and other on-premise integration technologies so browser based development feels unnatural since I'm used to working in Visual Studio. Here are some of the painful issues I encounter working with the Logic App designer. 

    • After editing the Logic App sometimes the Save button doesn't get enabled so I'm unable to save my changes.
    • After editing and saving I close the blade and It still gives me the message that there are unsaved changes.
    • When I am able to save and don't get that message. Changes are not active. Even after enabling/disabling the logic app. (e.g. When working on the httpListener tutorial I first tried the get method, that worked, then tried changing the method to post. This gave me a 405. but the Get method kept working. When I created a new App and used the httpListener with a Post. I worked. Similar things happened with the twitter API App and others.
    • When you want to add an extra action in between you have to delete the connectors at the end of the flow. 
    • There is no validation on the used functions when you click the checkbox. You can only discover your mistakes at runtime.

    These are some things that would withhold me to advise Logic Apps to Enterprise customers. Imagine working on a more complex integration project and your changes aren't saved. I have nothing against working in a browser but these are things that should work. Otherwise i'm waiting for the Visual studio integration ;)

    Anyone else having similar issues or other request to make this designer more robust? 

    Btw I'm using Chrome



    Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:16 PM

Answers

  • Thanks for the feedback Tom, these are all items that we're aware of and are planning to address.

    Our uservoice is a great way to help us monitor these items and prioritize: http://feedback.azure.com/forums/287593-logic-apps

    Thanks again for taking the time to reach out to us.


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    Monday, May 4, 2015 7:43 PM