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Are Azure WebJobs deprecated?

Last updated on September 25, 2022 @ 12:25 pm

Azure WebJobs are deprecated, but still in use. They are being phased out in favor of Azure Functions.

Azure Functions is a more up-to-date and feature rich service which offers a greater degree of flexibility and control. However, there are some scenarios where Azure WebJobs might still be a viable option.

Azure WebJobs are particularly well suited for tasks that can be accomplished using a web browser. This makes them a good option for tasks that do not require extensive programming capabilities or access to sophisticated infrastructure.

PRO TIP: The Azure WebJobs SDK is in maintenance mode and will no longer receive new features. It is recommended that you use Azure Functions for all new development.

Additionally, Azure WebJobs can be easily scaled up or down as needed.

However, there are several drawbacks to using Azure WebJobs. First, they are relatively slow compared to Azure Functions.

Additionally, they have limited functionality compared to Azure Functions. For example, they do not offer support for batching or parallel execution.

Ultimately, it is important to consider the specific needs of the task before selecting a service. Azure WebJobs might be a good option for certain tasks, but they are not recommended for all purposes.

Madison Geldart

Madison Geldart

Cloud infrastructure engineer and tech mess solver.