Tactics for Building Background Services in .NET


Mature applications often find themselves in the predicament of having to do work "behind the scenes." Frequently this could be simple tasks such as sending emails or updating statistics. Or it could be something more complicated, like processing incoming files or building reports. These tasks should not impede the user experience because they can be done in the background. But in modern .NET applications, what's the best way to implement background services? There isn't necessarily a right or wrong way, but there are ways that are "easy to write" and methods that are "easy to scale." This talk aims to take you on a journey through several processes that allow you to do work in the background. We'll cover the pros and cons of different approaches and leave you with actionable advice to take back to your projects.


  • Kevin Griffin

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    Kevin Griffin is an author, teacher, mentor, and consultant focusing in software development. He is also an 13-time Microsoft MVP, specializing in ASP.NET, Microsoft Azure, and web application development. As an independent consultant, Kevin specializes in helping businesses push their technology stacks into the 21st century. You can often find Kevin speaking at conferences and user groups across the country or blogging at https://consultwithgriff.com.

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Dec 8, 2022

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