If you’re like me, you have a lot of requests for “a little utility that does XXX”.
More often than not, this utility will be a batch job or a scheduled task. Well, I am here to say that you should embrace windows services. They can run automatically, they don’t require a machine to be logged on to run, etc….
However, they can be a bit of a problem child because of the lack of documentation about them. Soo….
Here is a great article about deploying and debugging windows services.
Also, I will be open-sourcing a little windows services framework, aimed removing the need for people to continue to write the same crappy plumbing code for their services. I am really releasing it so that I can have it somewhere, but I figure, hey, why not give it to the public too?
Watch this blog for an announcement.