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Getting Started Building Windows Services with Topshelf

by Jason Roberts

Learn how Windows Services work, what benefits they offer, and how to easily create them using Topshelf.

What you'll learn

Windows Services are a method by which we can deploy code and have it running in the background without needing to manually log-in and start console applications, for example. We can write Windows Services in .NET but developing, testing, debugging, and installing Windows Services can be tricky. Topshelf is an open source library that greatly reduces the friction of developing, testing, and installing Windows Services.

About the author

With over 15 years of experience in both frontend and backend software development, Jason Roberts is a freelance developer, trainer, and author. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computing, is the author of several books, and writes at his blog Jason is an open source contributor and in addition to enterprise software development, he has designed and developed Windows Store and Windows Phone apps.

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