Background Job

Hi,

Is the plugin Background Job still a good solution for someone who wants
an easy way to manage serial task processing?

Fernando P. wrote:

Hi,

Is the plugin Background Job still a good solution for someone who wants
an easy way to manage serial task processing?

Up :slight_smile:

What’s the current state of background jobs handlers?

Hi Fernendo,

On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Fernando P.
[email protected] wrote:

Hi,

Is the plugin Background Job still a good solution for someone who wants
an easy way to manage serial task processing?

It’s working quite well for us. The persistent queue was the most
important aspect for me.

HTH,
Bill

On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 8:06 AM, Fernando P. [email protected]
wrote:

It’s working quite well for us. The persistent queue was the most
important aspect for me.

Hi Bill, thanks for your feedback. Did you also consider delayed_job?
It’s a tie between the two of them.

I did, though I cannot remember at the moment exactly what caused me
to pick Bj. I think it may have been the Engine Y. recommendation.
Then there’s the fact that Ara wrote it and he’s well regarded in the
Ruby community. Or maybe it was that I though a Bj sounded like more
fun than a delayed_job :wink:

Best regards,
Bill

It’s working quite well for us. The persistent queue was the most
important aspect for me.

Hi Bill, thanks for your feedback. Did you also consider delayed_job?
It’s a tie between the two of them.

I just read that github was using Bj, then moved on to dj and now runs
resque? I do understand that github size is different than mine so what
works for them might totally fail for me.

On 12 Aug 2010, at 15:14, Bill W. wrote:

fun than a delayed_job :wink:
Something you might also consider is Nanite, we’re using it in our
flagship product and it’s great. It has the persisent queue you are
looking for and is self healing also. It uses RabbitMQ as the
messaging system.

http://github.com/ezmobius/nanite

We use it for sending mails in the background (high volumes) across
several applications running on the same server. Our agents (i.e.
workers) are very small pure Ruby applications designed for one
specific goal, in this case sending mails (with a few additional
quirks such as automatically extracting images and attaching them and
making all css styles inline, PDF generation and attaching etc).

We’ve used the other solutions you mentioned in the past, but they all
had their drawbacks. Once we switched to Nanite, we never looked back.
About 20 apps are using the same agents, the memory footprint is just
so much smaller, the self healing cluster is great, we can add or
remove agents as we see fit without any app restart.

In terms of implementing it, it’s a bit more of “getting your head
around it” though.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

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