Azure WebJobs documentation resources

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Overview

This topic links to documentation resources about how to use Azure WebJobs and the Azure WebJobs SDK. Azure WebJobs provide an easy way to run scripts or programs as background processes in the context of an App Service web app, API app, or mobile app. You can upload and run an executable file such as as cmd, bat, exe (.NET), ps1, sh, php, py, js and jar. These programs run as WebJobs on a schedule (cron) or continuously.

The purpose of the WebJobs SDK is to simplify the code you write for common tasks that a WebJob can perform, such as image processing, queue processing, RSS aggregation, file maintenance, and sending emails. The WebJobs SDK has built-in features for working with Azure Storage and Service Bus, for scheduling tasks and handling errors, and for many other common scenarios. In addition, it's designed to be extensible, and there's an open source repository for extensions. Azure Functions (currently in preview) is based on a version of the WebJobs SDK that works with C# script, Node.js, and other languages.

Creating, deploying, and managing WebJobs is seamless with integrated tooling in Visual Studio. You can create WebJobs from templates, publish, and manage (run/stop/monitor/debug) them.

The WebJobs dashboard in the Azure portal provides powerful management capabilities that give you full control over the execution of WebJobs, including the ability to invoke individual functions within WebJobs. The dashboard also displays function runtimes and logging output.

Getting started with WebJobs and the WebJobs SDK

See also the following sections on Deploying WebJobs and Testing and debugging WebJobs.

Deploying WebJobs

Scheduling WebJobs

Testing and debugging WebJobs

Scaling WebJobs

Additional WebJobs resources

Additional WebJobs SDK resources

Sample WebJob applications

Blogs

Getting help with WebJobs