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I’ve been developing using asynchronous jobs quite a bit lately.1 There is only one reason to do work asynchronous. It takes too long to do it synchronously. Fortunately, it turns out that many of these very large work loads are embarrassingly parallel problems. And look, you have several (dozen) workers just waiting to do your […]


I have been using Resque quite a bit recently. It is a really nice asynchronous job system based on Redis. Resque checks the queues for jobs to process in a fixed order. (In alphabetic order, to be precise.) This turns out to be a problem is you want predictable handling time for jobs. For example, […]