Rails and Offline processing


#1

How are you guys handling threads or server processes that have to,
for example, process the data in your application on a periodic basis?

Cron jobs can do it and then run on the database. But, are there ways
to launch threads within the rails application itself.

I have heard of WebBrick ways, but I am working with lighttpd,
fastcgi? (textdrive if you are really interested).


#2

Look for rails_cron or script/runner.


– Tom M.


#3

On 3/20/06, Tom M. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:


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cron with script/runner. Or in my case (windows), ScheduledTasks.

Works absolutely perfect!

Don’t forget to apply “-e production” to your cron step.


#4

Those all look interesting. I wish rails_cron was a little bit more
mature. But then again it may work perfectly out of the box.


#5

No, it says it on the wiki page.


#6

Why do you consider it immature?

Because of the revision number?


– Tom M.


#7

Good answer! :slight_smile:


– Tom M.