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Hi
just wondering about what best to do with task scheduling with an MVC app. There are packages like hangfire and fluentscheduler that handle scheduling tasks, now would it be best to put use these packages in their own web app or let it reside within the main web app?

So say sending/receiving mail, the main app can write a message to the database and the scheduled task will send these messages in batch from a seperate web app.
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[no name] 2-Oct-14 20:48pm    
IMO, scheduled task do not have anything at all to do with web applications. Let your scheduled task be a scheduled task.
Zerotimedev 2-Oct-14 21:30pm    
i was trying to work out ways to make deployment easier basically, i dont think hosted servers will really allow for a batch file or windows service to run on their end. Any other ideas?

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Wrong. Not every problem is solved with a "web app".

A scheduled task is some process that runs at a set time. Most "scheduled tasks" are really just console applications that do a job and then quit.

A web application only executes when a web request comes in, NOT ON A SCHEDULE. This is why a "web app" is not a good choice for a "scheduled task".
 
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Zerotimedev 2-Oct-14 21:07pm    
so i should just not use these packages like hangfire etc... and run as a sceduled console app or even a windows service instead?

thats what i was originally thinking but thought i might investigate these other solutions.
Zerotimedev 2-Oct-14 21:30pm    
i was trying to work out ways to make deployment easier basically, i dont think hosted servers will really allow for a batch file or windows service to run on their end. Any other ideas?
Dave Kreskowiak 2-Oct-14 23:10pm    
Console app that runs from Windows Scheduled Tasks.
Zerotimedev 2-Oct-14 23:28pm    
cheers ill stick with the console app thanks
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