For today I’ll show you how to roll your own rss2twitter bot in about 15 minutes. What will this bot do?
- Check an RSS feed for new entries
- Parse the new entry and replace key words with hashtags
- Post it to twitter
For this we’ll be using ;
- Azure Function : as the customer code to find/replace certain words
- Logic App : as the tool to create our process via a visual tool
And in the end, we’ll see something like this ;
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There are various articles/blogs/etc that compare logicapps vs flow vs functions vs azure automation, etc… Though there was one use case where I often struggled what to use ;
What to use when I want to retrieve a file from X on a Y timed interval?
Azure Functions? Great abstraction, though the output files have random names. Sometimes / Often I want to be able to control that.
Flow? Doesn’t allow the customization I was looking for. More to integrate existing / popular services.
Azure Automation? Very good and gets the job done. The only downside, you need to code a lot of logic yourself.
Azure Logic Apps? Shows potential, but doesn’t let you include custom functions. Or does it…?!?
You can link Azure Functions to Logic Apps and create some the flow I was looking for.
So what do I want to do?
- On a daily basis
- Retrieve content from an authenticated API
- Save the content to a Blob storage
And afterwards I’ll use other services to process that data. 🙂
What do I want to achieve? On a daily basis I want to retrieve data from a service provider that serves sports data. And if you are looking for such a thing, check out MySportsFeed! So back to our proof-of-concept; how will this look in Logic Apps?
Let’s dissect this flow…
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