What is Hangfire?
It is an open-source framework that helps you to create, process and manage your background jobs, i.e. operations you don't want to put in your request processing pipeline. It supports all kind of background tasks – short-running and long-running, CPU intensive and I/O intensive, one shot and recurrent.
Hangfire is a tool in the Background Processing category of a tech stack.
Hangfire is an open source tool with 5.4K GitHub stars and 1.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Hangfire's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Hangfire?
14 companies reportedly use Hangfire in their tech stacks, including Hivemind, Zdravel, and TrackJS.
19 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Hangfire.
Why developers like Hangfire?
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