Has anyone used PHP / MySQL / ADDT to develop a background application that is clocked based? Essentially, I'm just looking to fire off a stored procedure every "n" minutes. Is there a way to write / configure an app to do this?
Are you looking to have it trigger every so many minutes while the page is open or completely in the background?
Completly in the background:
You might want to add a cronjob that runs the php script every so many minutes.
While page is open:
You can set a meta-refresh to run every so many minutes so it refreshes, re-runs the script/page that is open.
I'm runing on a Windows platform. Is Cron Unix only?
I do want to run this in the background and Cron sounds like the right way to go.
There are a few different cron apps that run on a windows platform.
I couldnt tell you which one is the best.
Google cron for windows.