A Better Approach to Running Azure WebJobs

Azure Webjobs

Lets talk about jobs in the Exceptionless world for a minute and how you can use our methods to improve your Azure WebJobs.

A job is a specific task/process that runs and does something like send a mail message, etc.

Out with the Old

Prior to version 3.1, we used an early version of the Foundatio Jobs system to run our out-of-process jobs via Azure WebJobs. We found it to be quite a pain to figure out which jobs were running or eating up system resources because every job was titled Job.exe (just like figuring out the w3wp IIS process is running). Also, just to run an out-of-process job, one would have to compile the source, copy dependencies to a common bin folder, and then run an executable (Job.exe) with parameters that specify the job type.

These tedious and error-prone tasks that had to be completed just to get a job to run are a thing of the past.

In with the New