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Remote Service Implementation #887

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Question for you,

We're well into the migration of our service from our old .NET 4.8 Webforms app (servicing 4000 users daily, oof) but we do have one complication that I'm wondering if you could help us with. The main task our app does is automate interation with a remote service. This remote service was such a pain that we developed a .net API wrapper around it and that alone has been a good source of revenue, because whoever designed that API must really hate their job. Anyways, the wrapper does a great job allowing our existing system to interact with the remote service sending and receiving thousands of files daily. The wrapper is WCF, handles creating self-signed certs to satisy the black box requirements, it's great. With our old system, we had a Windows Service that handled connecting to every account every n hours by forking a command line process that did only that and that mostly works but we want to split up sending of files from retreiving of files (our current way introduces great delay for submissions and it's not easily testable whatsoever).

Unfortunately, Microsoft in their wisdom, haven't kept WCF up with .NET 5 so we will need to find a way to allow an AsyncBackgroundJob (to send files created by users) and a AsyncPeriodicBackgroundWorkerBase to connect to that service to submit files and to check the remote service for files available for processing .. somehow.

We can implement the service in a number of ways, we've utilized: azure functions, separate processes, etc but I'm curious to see if you have any suggestions that would a) lend itself to be much more manageable in this solution and b) hopefully allow us to test at least some of it, not likely the actual remote sending but that's fine but at least the queuing and execution of these jobs/workers.


  • ABP Framework version: v4.2.0 Commercial
  • UI type: MVC
  • DB provider: EF Core / ADO (custom)
  • Tiered (MVC) or Identity Server Seperated (Angular): yes

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