Azure Web Jobs: web services on steroids

6/28/2015 at SoCal Code Camp in San Diego, CA

Have you ever needed just a bit longer to finish a task than the browser or your users allowed? Did you ever setup a monitor service to hit your app at midnight just to kick off the nightly reports? Azure Web Jobs make it drop-dead simple to get an off-line data processor or a scheduled task runner to run these critical jobs. We’ll live-code through a Hello World Azure WebJob, and we’ll build up to a job that drains a queue and runs on a schedule. We’ll also look at the immensely helpful debugging and task output details in the Azure portal.