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Running something 24 hours a day

Tom Knowlton
Tom Knowlton asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-15
If I am constructing a system that runs 24 hours a day......what is the best way to do this?

Are things like this run as web services....or just normal services (what are the different "kinds" of services I can write?)

Also....I will want to run silently in the background (as inobtrusively as possible).....but still have some sort of GUI (windows form) that I can invoke.....to shut it down or configure a setting.....
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